|courtesy of Skip Farrow|
After Joseph was drafted and completed his basic military training he was sent to England and assigned to B Company 116th Infantry. He would have trained with the unit for the planned amphibious landing that was to be part of the invasion of occupied France. Joseph was a part of that assault on the Normandy beach code-named Omaha and was wounded on 6 Jun 1944. PFC Pellegrini was evacuated to hospital in England where he died of his wound(s) on 29 Jun 1944.
PFC Pellegrini rests forever in the Cambridge American Cemetery in Coton, England.