Minnesota Discovery Center

Frank Rosati

conflict:World War II
serial number:870 11 68
location:Aboard light cruiser USS Birmingham (CL-62), Pacific Theater with task force 58 & 38. Battles were fought in Saipan, Tinian, Guam, Okinawa, Iwo Jima, Leyte Gulf, First and Second battles of the Phillippine Sea.
enlistment date:None
place enlisted:
discharge date:March 12, 1946
place discharged:Minneapolis, MN
history:Mid-Term Graduate of Eveleth High School 1943.Inducted June 11,1943. Active Service June 18,1943.Gunners Mate Third Class December 18, 1943 Farragut, Idaho. Seaman First Class May 10,1944. The many battles engaged in are listed above. Also, of note, is the outstanding performance participated in by the ship in an effort to aid the carrier USS Princeton which blew up as a result of a bomb hit in the Second Battle of the Phillippine Sea October 24, 1944 in the Battle of Samar.
service documents:Medals and Ribbons: Asiatic Pacific Campaign,American Campaign, WWII Victory, Combat Action, Phillippine Liberation,Naval Unit Commendation for meritorious service for the USS Princeton, Occupation Service, Phillippine Presidential Unit Commendation.

Personal Information

date of birth:May 15, 1924
birth place:Eveleth, MN
home town:Eveleth, MN
date of death:May 11, 2020
father:Giulio Rosati
mother:Clara Rosati (née Tomassoni)
siblings:Doris (1916-1916); Serafina (1917-2012); Albert (1919-1986); Guido (1922-1996); Fredrick (1926-1962); Hugh (1927-1988); Doris (1931-2015); Gerald (1941-2007).

Last update: 9/01/2021