Sunday, May 29, 2016

Dr. Arthur Zampella: Lieutenant Commander, USN

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"The Greatest Generation" -- From Left to Right:
Alfred Zampella, Dr. Arthur Zampella, Edward Zampella, Nunzio Zampella.

On this Memorial Day weekend, I celebrate and salute the service of Lieutenant Commander Arthur D. Zampella for his service in the pacific during WW II as a medical officer with the 111th United States Naval Construction Battalion.

Arthur Zampella enlisted in the United States Navy during World War Two and began his military service as a Naval Interne completing his medical studies at St. Albans Naval Hospital. He was briefly assigned to the Office of Naval Research in Washington, D.C. before being deployed as Medical Officer onboard the USS Samuel Chase which arrived at the 111th, United States Naval Construction Battalion at Calicoan Island, Philippines in 1945. He later traveled on as Medical Officer to U.S. Naval Base Hollandia in Netherlands New Guinea. After the war, Zampella returned to Weill Cornell Medical College from 1949 until 1954 to serve as Project Officer for a study on the biological effects of radiation entitled: Naval Implications of Nuclear Warfare. Zampella was honorably discharged with the rank of Lieutenant Commander.

From 1954-1992 Dr. Arthur Zampella was the owner & operator of Idylease. For more info visit:

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