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  • Date of Birth:11/14/1944
  • Date of Casualty:7/12/1967
  • Home of Record:RIALTO
  • County of Record:SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY
  • State:CA
  • Branch of Service:ARMY
  • Rank:2LT
  • Panel/Row:23E, 62
  • Casualty Province:PLEIKU


  • Date of Birth:7/16/1945
  • Date of Casualty:7/12/1967
  • Home of Record:CHAMBERSBURG
  • County of Record:FRANKLIN COUNTY
  • State:PA
  • Branch of Service:MARINE CORPS
  • Rank:PFC
  • Panel/Row:23E, 62
  • Casualty Province:QUANG NAM


is honored on Panel 23E, Row 62 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • Classmate

    Posted on 5/30/16 - by Dr. Paul Tagliareni
    Sal was a classmate at St Anthony of Padua in South Ozone Park
    He would make us laugh and we got in trouble for it. There are a lot of memories of our days at St Anthony's and Sal was always a part of them .
    You have made the ultimate sacrifice for our country and you will always be
    Remembered. I will never forget you and will always honor your sacrifice. You are one of the true Heros .
  • Levittown, NY Fallen Heroes Plaque

    Posted on 12/29/14 - by Bob McDevitt
  • My First Friend

    Posted on 7/4/14 - by Ed McNiff
    Being friends with his sister Lorraine, Sal was 2 years older and became a role model for me. His smile and joking was infectious but he had a certain dignity about him. Spending many dinners at their house I got to know cousins Michael (had a great T-Bird) and Michael (Pudgy). A great family all around. It still saddens me so. And I do visit the cemetery every few years, not needing directions.
  • You Are Not Forgotten by Levittown

    Posted on 6/12/14 - by Bob McDevitt LMHS 63
    Sal, I'm posting a copy of the plaque we discussed before. I hope your love one's see it so they know your friend from Levittown have not forgotten you. God bless, Bob
  • Thank You and God Bless.

    Posted on 5/8/14 - by Bob McDevitt LMHS 63 U.S.Army 1965-68
    Sal I just wanted to say thank you for the ultimate sacrifice for our country. You and 30 other Levittowners are all Fallen Hereos and each and everyone of you "will not be forgotten". I'm going to The Wall on June 29th, 2014 and make tracings of all of you. I will put all your information on it and give them to the Levittown museum. You and all the other 30 heroes are a very important part of our history and should be honored in Levittown. I see the class or 71 dedicated a beautiful memorial to all of you at MacArthur H.S. Rest in Peace by brother your sacrifice has not been forgotten!
  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 7/12/13 - by Curt Carter
    Dear PFC Salvatore Frank Polizzi, sir

    As an American, I would like to thank you for your service and for your sacrifice made on behalf of our wonderful country. The youth of today could gain much by learning of heroes such as yourself, men and women whose courage and heart can never be questioned.

    May God allow you to read this, and may He allow me to someday shake your hand when I get to Heaven to personally thank you. May he also allow my father to find you and shake your hand now to say thank you; for America, and for those who love you.

    With respect, and the best salute a civilian can muster for you, Sir

    Curt Carter
  • Boy Scout Camp

    Posted on 10/17/08 - by Carl Sauer
    Sal and I attended Boy Scout Camp together as kids growing up in Herricks, NY. We lived on Scott Street and hung out together until I joined the Navy in 1962. I am sure many miss him including myself and Robert Herald, whom lived next door to me.
  • We Remember

    Posted on 4/2/05 - by Robert Sage
    Salvatore is buried at Long Island Nat Cem.
  • Visiting Family Before His Tour

    Posted on 8/22/03 - by Richard
    Sal was my cousin, and I was 13 when he left for his tour in Viet Nam. His parents took him to visit family before he left. I remember that visit well, about how he looked in his uniform and the look of concern on my parents faces, which in my youth I didn't understand. He was much more serious than normal, he had always had an easy smile and that day he had none. I try to remember happier visits, of which there were many, but this is always the first thing that comes to mind when I think of him.

    After his loss, the family sponsored a yearly communion breakfast in his memory until the war ended. Each year, more men who were lost from his area were added, and the gathering grew. I think people found solace in the community.

    Sal was a great guy, very outgoing, and very popular in school. Thirty three years later, I still think of him.
  • Lost Memories Revisited

    Posted on 11/27/02 - by Paul
    I was only 4 years old when my cousin Sal passed away, but I remember him visiting our house in unform before he left and everyone, teary eyed, saying good-bye to him at the airport. Sometime later I remember seeing him at his wake and not understanding. These memories were long forgotten until last August while on vacation in Washington. I made the pilgrimage to The Wall and made a rubbing of his name for my mother. Then the memories resurfaced. I was once told he wanted to be a fire fighter. I don't know if its true but being a fire fighter myself I like to think he's with me everytime I do my job. I only wish I knew him better before he was gone.
  • I will never forget !

    Posted on 4/29/02 - by Vincent Rabbene
    I am an old classmate of Salvatore. I sat behind him in St. Anthony School in South Ozone Park, NY for 8 years.
    I was in Vietnam at the same time Sal was killed and I did not find out till I came home. I was in the 9th Infantry division in the Mekong Delta. God it was a crazy time.
    Wishing his family my warmest regards... I will never forget Sal!
    Rest In Peace Brother,
    Vincent Rabbene
  • Memories

    Posted on 5/16/01 - by Annemarie, Jeanne's daughter
    I didn't know Salvatore personally. In fact, I never even met him. Salvatore was my mother's cousin and she talks about him all the time. Salvatore is my mom's cousin on both sides of the family. Sal's mom was my grandfather's sister and his father was my grandmother's brother. They owned a house in New Jersey together. Mom and Sally Boy grew up together. Mom tells me about all the times he joked around with everyone especially the time when they picked berries and put them in the huge bowl. The bowl had a hole in it and Sally put milk in it. He held his finger against the hole until he was finished eating it. Now my mother misses him more than anything. She looks at his sister Denise and swears she's his female twin. Sal will never be forgotten by those who loved him.

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