Tuesday, August 30, 2016

2LT Joseph Richard Aponte

2LT Joseph Richard Aponte, b. 1919 - d. 30 Aug 1944, son of Jose Diaz and Grace M Aponte of Rochester, New York. Married to Grace Ellen Almy also of Rochester after enlisting. Grace graduated from Madison College in Harrisonburg, Virginia and they were then married in Durham, North Carolina in October1942. Lieutenant Aponte was assigned to K Company 116th Infantry 16 Aug 1944 and was serving with that unit when he was killed. This photo is from his high school annual.  His body was repatriated and he is buried in White Haven Memorial Park in Pittsfold, New York.

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