Arthur J. Mello

World War II
Service #31356582
Unit16th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division
RankPrivate U.S. Army
Entered Service From Massachusetts
Walls of the Missing

Initially listed as missing in action, unrecoverable or unidentifiable, the remains of PVT Mello were recovered in 1959 and identified in 1961. His remains were repatriated to the U.S. for permanent interment. His name is permanently inscribed on the Walls of the Missing at the Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial at Colleville-sur-Mer/St. Laurent-sur-Mer, France.

rosetta medal
When an individual’s remains have been accounted for by the U.S. Department of Defense, a rosette is placed next to the name on the Wall/Tablet/Court of the Missing to mark that the person now rests in a known gravesite.