|courtesy of Beverly Winchester|
Bruno was not married long before he was drafted, probably about January 1944. After his basic military training he was sent to the European theater and on 11 Aug 1944 was transferred from the replacement depot to A Company 116th Infantry. Initially reported as missing in action he was later confirmed as being killed in action on 29 Aug 1944 in the attack on Brest.
PFC Pierdos was repatriated in 1948 and re-interred in Camp Butler National Cemetery in Springfield, Illinois.