PFC Thomas C. Faranda was born 16 Feb 1911 in Manhattan, New York to Charles and Paolina (or Pauline) (Barbita) Faranda. His mother died in 1940. His father repaired shoes. In 1940, Thomas was working as a printer. He married Josephine M. Ragusa, they had one son.
Thomas was drafted in November 1943 leaving work as a machinist. Sent overseas he was transferred from the replacement depot to H Company 116th Infantry on 22 Jul 1944. On 11 Aug 1944 he was promoted to PFC. On 30 Aug 1944 PFC Faranda was killed in action.
PFC Faranda is buried in the Brittany American Cemetery. As far as we can tell, Josephine never re-married and died in 2008.