Marvin “Mario” Antonio Malfeo

Marvin “Mario” Antonio Malfeo

Age: 24
Branch: USNR
Rank: Ens
Unit: UDT9
Station: U.S.S. Belknap

Fallen on: 12 Jan 1945
Location: Lingayen Gulf
Campaign:  Invasion of Lingayen Gulf

Medals & Commendations: (Posthumous) Bronze Star, Purple Heart, Combat Action Ribbon, American Campaign Medal, Asiatic Pacific Campaign Medal, WWII Victory Medal, Philippine Pres. Unit Citation, Philippine Liberation Ribbon, Navy Rifle Expert, Navy Pistol Expert

Hometown: Staples, MN

Ens Malfeo was among 38 killed when a Japanese suicide plane hit the USS Belknap  (APD-34) amidships. 11 of those lost were from UDT9.