Dorchester WWII Vet to be memorialized with Hero Square

This Sunday, October 6, a hero square will be dedicated in honor of Victor M. Gemelli, a Dorchester resident and sergeant in the U.S. army who served in World War II and was killed in action in Germany on October 21, 1944.

For the heroism displayed in his service to our country, Gemelli was awarded the American Campaign Medal, World War II Victory Medal, and the Purple Heart. Gemelli was survived by his parents John and Angeline Gemelli who were also residents of Dorchester.

Sunday’s ceremony will take place at 11:30 a.m. at the corner of Bellevue Street and Kane Street in Dorchester.

The Boston Veteran Services department designates corners or intersections in the city as “hero squares” in order to honor service members killed in the line of duty and recognize their memory. For a full list of hero squares or to fill out an application, visit