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Edward P. Cappola

U.S. Army
1944 - 1946 | WW II
European Theater

“There is no greater honor than to serve your country and your community.” These were the words
of our family patriot, Edward P. Cappola. He proudly served as a soldier in the U.S. Army from 1944-1946. His assignment as a gun crewman in the 30th Field Artillery Battalion during World War II included
time in France, Belgium, and Germany. He described the war as “a sad time for all involved.” Edward re-enlisted after the war and served an additional year at Fort Bragg, NC, with the 74th Field Artillery Battalion as a heavy machine gunner.

He moved from Dyker Heights to New Dorp in 1965. Proudly serving as a NYC Transit Police Officer for 19 years, he carried on his belief that service was a critical piece of his heart and soul.

Edward enjoyed traveling extensively with his beloved wife Marie. They happily attended yearly veterans events at St. Adalbert School. He enjoyed a good slice of pizza with his children and grandchildren and was proud of his outstanding gardening skills.

His service in the military served as the springboard for Hometown Heroes, a living history project at St. Adalbert School. Edward was extremely proud that those who served our country were being recognized and their stories shared with a whole generation of young people. Edward passed away in August 2015
at the age of 89. We will never forget his service. God Bless America.

Sponsored by Diane Hesterhagen

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