Tuesday, July 12, 2016
TSGT Carmen James Sorentino
Carmen was drafted in February 1941. We do not know where or what training he received but he was eventually assigned to Headquarters 1st Battlion 116th Infantry were he served as Communications Chief (MOS 542) before and after the amphibious assault at Omaha Beach. TSGT Sorrentino continued to serve with his unit until he was killed in action on Martinville Ridge near Saint-Lo, France 12 Jul 1944 by artillery fire. TSGT Sorrentino was awarded the Bronze Star.
TSGT Sorrentino was ultimately interred in the Normandy American Cemetery.
His only surviving brother, Anthony, also served in the U.S. Army during WW2.