ANTHONY V MIONE

ANTHONY V MIONE - PFC

  • HOMETOWN:
  • bayonne
  • COUNTY:
  • Hudson
  • DATE OF BIRTH:
  • March 23, 1949
  • DATE OF CASUALTY:
  • August 22, 1969
  • BRANCH OF SERVICE:
  • Army
  • RANK:
  • PFC
  • STATUS:
  • KIA
  • COUNTRY:
  • South Vietnam

Biography


Anthony Mione was born on March 23, 1949. His home of record is Bayonne, NJ. He was a graduate of Assumption School and a 1967 graduate of Bayonne High School. Anthony ran track in high school. After graduating, Mione was employed by the General Cable Company. He was engaged to Maureen Mayer.

Anthony drove a 1958 Chevy Impala convertible that his brother, Sal, had asked him to take care of while he was in Vietnam. By the time Sal returned from Vietnam, Anthony had blown the clutch and had it rebuilt by his future brother-in-law using truck parts. Tony broke the front seat trying to push down that hard truck clutch. Sal was not happy that his "cherry" cruiser was less than perfect. But then Tony was drafted.

When his draft number was called, he entered the US Army in February 1969. Both his basic and advanced training were completed at Fort Dix, NJ. Mione attained the rank of Private First Class (PFC). He was assigned to the 4th Battalion, 21st Infantry, Americal Division.

Mione was sent to the Americal Division as a replacement for just one day when he was caught in an ambush on August 22, 1969, in Chu Lai near the Cambodian border and killed in action. Mione's body was found on August 27, after he had been reported as missing in action. He arrived in Phouc Dien, Quang Ngai City, Vietnam only three weeks prior to his death.

Mass was offered for Anthony Mione at the Church of the Assumption in Bayonne. The military guard accompanied the body to Holy Cross Cemetery where the services were completed. He was survived by his mother and two brothers, Salvatore and James.

Sources: Sal Mione (brother) and NJVVMF.

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