Thursday, August 25, 2016

PVT Adolph Mejia Castro

PVT Adolph Mejia Castro was born 27 Mar 1925 in Belvedere, California one of seven children of Jesus Ruiz and Mercedes Perez (Mejia) Castro.  Both of his parents were born in Mexico.  His father worked as a gardener and laborer doing odd jobs.  His mother picked fruit as did other members of the family.

Adolph was drafted in September 1943 and may have been working as a mechanic at the time.  PVT Castro was assigned to B Company 116th Infantry on 11 Aug 1944 and was killed in action on 25 Aug.  He will rest forever in Golden Gate National Cemetery in San Bruno, California. 

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