Derosa O'Boyle Triangle
Dewey Ave. bet. E. Tremont Ave. and Edison Ave.
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This triangle honors William Anthony DeRosa and Andrew O’Boyle, two Throgs Neck natives who gave their lives for their country during World War II (1939-1945).
With the December 7, 1941 Japanese attack on the United States naval facilities at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, America entered World War II against Japan, Italy, and Germany. Relying on the country’s reserve of machines, vehicles, natural resources, and trained men to stem the Japanese advance in the Pacific, the U.S. was able to assist in the liberation of Africa and Europe from the Axis powers by late 1942. By August 1945, the Axis powers had been defeated, but more than 407,316 Americans, including servicemen Peter DeRosa and Andrew O’Boyle, died to win the war.
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