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Mario Joseph Patruno papers

 Collection — Container: Single Folder Collections - 2007 Box 1 (07.0001-07.0074), Folder: 07.0031 - Folder 1
Identifier: 07.0031

Scope and Contents

Mario Joseph Patruno's collection includes a manuscript/oral history that covers his service in the 101st Airborne through his wounding in Operation Market Garden. The collection also includes three photographs, two of Patruno and one photograph taken inside Patruno's C-47 Transport on the night of 5 June 1944.


  • 1942-1944
  • Other: Majority of material found within 1943
  • Other: Date acquired: 03/22/2007
  • Other: Date accessioned: 2020-06-11


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open to all researchers.

Conditions Governing Use

All requests for permission to quote, publish, broadcast or otherwise reproduce from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Associate Dean for Special Collections & Archives. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Florida State University Libraries as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.

Biographical or Historical Information

Mario Joseph Patruno was born on April 8, 1921, in Holyoke, MA and served as a member of the 101st Airborne Division, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, Company F, during World War II. Patruno enlisted in August 1942 and began training for the parachute infantry at Camp Toccoa, Georgia following his enlistment.  Patruno served in the entire Normandy Campaign but was wounded in the face and neck three days into Operation Market Garden and was subsequently sent back to the United States. He passed away in St. Augustine, FL on March 10, 2015.


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Custodial History

This collection was donated by Mario Joseph Patruno. The collection was acquired by the Institute on World War II and the Human Experience on March 22, 2007.

Custodial History

Transferred from the Institute on World War II and the Human Experience to FSU Libraries Special Collections & Archives in July 2022.


Mario Joseph Patruno papers
Craig Whittington
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Repository Details

Part of the FSU Special Collections & Archives Repository

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