Francis Vincent Todarello

Army of the United States
08 December 1947 - 06 June 1968
Oakdale, NY
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Combat Infantry

Purple Heart, National Defense, Vietnam Service, Vietnam Campaign

The database page for Francis Vincent Todarello

09 May 1999

To Frankie.

A good friend,
a brave man.
I'll remember you always.

A memorial initiated by a friend.
25 Jun 2003

My childhood memories are of a really, really, nice person. Frank was one of my cousins, my Dad's brother's son. We lived next door to each other in Massapequa until my Uncle and his family moved to Oakdale. There were 5 boy cousins living near each other. My brother's name is Frank also and to avoid confusion we called my cousin "Big Frank". I have his photograph in my living room from one of the last letters he wrote to us. He will always be in our hearts and will always be remembered. He is missed. For me he will always the guy cousin who was so nice to all his younger girl cousins and everyone else!

Elena Tricarico
E-mail address is not available.

11 Jul 2003

I agree with Elena, I will always remember Frank as the only one of my big cousins who was nice to me growing up! I was the first girl born on a block with an older brother and 4 cousins. I always wanted to tag along, but no one but Frank would let me! The last time I saw him was in December 1967, when he surprised the family by coming home for the holidays. He was one of those people who would have given our family a different perspective had he lived, most certainly a positive one.

I think of you often, Frank.

All my love,
Nina Zash

22 Nov 2003

I remember Franky as my best friend at Connetquot High School. We shared many very good times together hanging out, we doubled-dated many times. I remember how proud he was of his '66 Pontiac Tempest which he lent me once to go parking in 1967. He was a true friend and he is thought about very often. His loss was a tragedy for his family, friends and the world.

Thank You for the opportunity to share with you thoughts of this great friend.

Terry Sinnott
formerly of Oakdale
Connetquot graduate with Franky 1966
Saint Petersburg, FL

08 Dec 2003

You were a most beloved son and we who loved you wish you a Happy Birthday today.

You have a new niece who looks much like you did when you were a baby.

Your parents' hearts never mended after you died and it is my hope that you are all together in peace.

Much love always,
E-mail address is not available.

A Note from The Virtual Wall

A Company, 1st Bn, 52nd Inf Rgt, lost six men on 06 June 1968:
  • CPL Jason A. Holes, Moses Lake, WA
  • CPL Roger L. Inboden, Creola, OH
  • CPL Gerald Mattera, Central Islip, NY
  • CPL Gerald D. Sorrentino, Rockville Centre, NY
  • CPL Francis V. Todarello, Oakdale, NY
  • PFC Michael S. Haines, Yorkville, IL

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