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Col. Anthony Eugene "Tony" Bisantz

Col. Anthony Eugene "Tony" Bisantz

Male 1936 - 2011  (74 years)

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  • Name Anthony Eugene "Tony" Bisantz 
    Prefix Col. 
    Born 9 Dec 1936  Buffalo, Erie Co., New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Gender Male 
    Census 1940  Buffalo, Erie Co., New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Obituary Obituary, Buffalo News, 28 Oct. 2011:

    Lt. Col. Anthony E. Bisantz, Vietnam War hero, volunteer firefighter

    Dec. 9, 1936—Oct. 13, 2011

    Anthony E. Bisantz, a Buffalo native and Vietnam War hero, died Oct. 13, 2011, at his home on Hatteras Island, N. C., after a brief illness. He was 74.

    A graduate of Bishop Fallon High School and Canisius College, Mr. Bisantz was the son of the late Eugene A. and Anne Jordan Bisantz of Buffalo. He retired after 23 years in the Army as a lieutenant colonel after having served his country around the world, including two tours of duty in Vietnam during the height of the war.

    While serving in Vietnam, Bisantz was awarded the Silver Star for valor. According to an October 1966 citation in the Congressional Record, then-Capt. Bisantz’s company perimeter was attacked by an estimated two Viet Cong battalions. During the attack, Capt. Bisantz exposed himself to hostile fire as he coordinated and directed his unit’s defense, the resupply of ammunition, and supporting fire. While sweeping the area immediately forward of his company the following morning, a platoon from his unit was pinned down by a large Viet Cong force, the Record noted. Capt. Bisantz immediately organized, directed and led a counterattack that drove the Viet Cong from the area. As a result, pressure was relieved on the trapped platoon and his company was able to re-establish its position. And after an errant U. S. aircraft dropped two napalm tanks into the task force command post, Capt. Bisantz quickly contacted the forward air controller to divert a second aircraft and undoubtedly saved numerous lives.

    Other military honors he received included the Bronze Star with Oak Leaf Cluster, Combat Infantryman Badge and Legion of Merit.

    After his military retirement, Mr. Bisantz worked as a financial consultant in Moline, Ill., retiring in 1995. He relocated to Rodanthe. N. C., where he served with the Chicamacomico Banks Volunteer Fire Department, volunteered at Our Lady of the Seas Catholic Church and worked as a tax aide in the AARP Foundation Tax Aide program. 
    Occupation U.S. Army, Infantry; Lt. Col. at retirement 
    Residence 1993-2002  East Moline, Rock Island Co., Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Died 13 Oct 2011  Hatteras Island, Dare Co., North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4
    Buried Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington Co., Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 6
    • Court 7, Section D, Column 14, Niche 3
    Person ID I716  BisantzCaldiero
    Last Modified 20 Mar 2022 

    Father Eugene Anthony Bisantz
              b. 24 Oct 1907, Buffalo, Erie Co., New York Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 14 Apr 1993, Buffalo, Erie Co., New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years) 
    Mother Anna Elizabeth Jordan
              b. 1 Feb 1909, Buffalo, Erie Co., New York Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 29 May 2001, Buffalo, Erie Co., New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 92 years) 
    Family ID F9  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Living 
    Children 
     1. Eugene Anthony "Chip" Bisantz
              b. 11 Nov 1961
              d. 10 Nov 1962  (Age 0 years)
    +2. Living
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     4. Living
    +5. Living
    Last Modified 20 Mar 2022 
    Family ID F33  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Col. Anthony Bisantz III
    Col. Anthony Bisantz III
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    Col. Anthony Bisantz III
    Col. Anthony Bisantz III
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  • Reference  Derrick Pitard. "Col. Anthony Eugene "Tony" Bisantz". Pitard.net - Buffalo Families. https://buffalo.pitard.net/getperson.php?personID=I716&tree=caldiero1 (accessed May 23, 2022).

  • Sources 
    1. [S57] 1940 United States Federal Census, Year: 1940; Census Place: Buffalo, Erie, New York; Roll: m-t0627-02839; Page: 5A; Enumeration District: 64-533.

    2. [S101] U.S., Cemetery and Funeral Home Collection, 1847-Current, Publication Date: 03/ 10/ 2012; Publication Place: Nagshead, North Carolina, USA; URL: http://www.gallopfuneralservices.com/obits/bisantz.htm.

    3. [S12] Awesome Findagrave Contributors, U.S., Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current.

    4. [S33] United States Social Security Death Index, Issue State: New York; Issue Date: 1952-1954.

    5. [S32] U.S. Phone and Address Directories, 1993-2002, City: East Moline; State: Illinois; Year(s): 1993-2002.

    6. [S99] Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington National Cemetery - Grave Site Locator.