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The Evening Record
December 3, 1918
HACKENSACK BOY DIES AS RESULT OF
BEING GASSED

 

Click here to view SalvatoreTrotta
in a military camp during
World War I probably state side



Gas warfare was used freely during World War I and in the case of Salvatore Trotta it had a debilitating effect on his immune system and he died of pneumonia. He lived on 58 South Second Street in Hackensack.
Salvatore Trotta's name is on all three
World War I plaques in Hackensack.

A note of interest and future research is the fact that there is a street named Trotta in New Milford, named after a Robert Trotta, who served state side from September 16, 1940 until June 6, 1945. He accidentally drowned during maneuvers at Camp Shelby in Mississippi, according to Teresa Martins, May 30, 1947, NEW MILFORD in WORLD WAR II book. I do not know (as of February 10, 2010) if he is related to
Salvatore Trotta or if he attended
Hackensack High School.

Written by:
Bob Meli
February 16, 2010

 

Background image of Shock Troops Advance under Gas: http://www.moma.org/collection/object.php?object_id=63260


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