Victor C Motto
PFC in Signal Co, Special
Military occupational specialty: 521 (basic, administration)
Born 1921 in MI, Died 2014
County of enlistment: Detroit, MI
Other residence(s): Detroit, MI; Warren, MI
United States Army, European Theatre of Operations
Occupation before the war: actors and actresses
Vic Motto was born on June 24, 1921 in Highland Park, MI, the younger of two sons. His father was a pattern maker at the Ford Motor Company's huge plant in Highland Park (the birthplace of Ford's assembly line). Both of his parents had been born in Austria/Hungary, and his father had anglicized his name from "Mateovitz."
His mother died when he was seven years old; his father remarried a couple of years later.
He graduated from high school, and enlisted in the field artillery on April 7, 1941. At some point he found himself in the Signal Company Special, and served overseas with the unit. He filled out his draft card on October 3, 1945 after returning to the US; his occupation was listed as "unemployed veteran."
Little else is known of his life and work. He married a woman named Helen in his early 70s; he may have been married previously. He did not have any children.
He died on April 11, 2014 in Warren, MI and is buried at Resurrection Cemetery in Clinton Township, MI.
1924 father's naturalization papers
1941 enlistment card
1945 draft card (filled out at conclusion of service)
2014 death notice in the Detroit News (MI)