Monday, August 29, 2016

PVT John D. Di Basco

Cenotaph in Precious Blood Cemetery
PVT John D Di Basco was born in 1920 in Wonsocket, Rhode Island to Narciso and Izola Di Basco.  His father worked as a laborer for the highway department.

When John was drafted in November 1942 he may have been working as a weaver in the textile industry. John was eventually sent overseas and on 9 Aug 1944 he was transferred from the replacement depot to E Company 116th Infantry.  PVT Di Basco was killed in action on 29 Aug 1944.

PVT John D. Di Basco is buried in the Brittany American Cemetery.  There is also this cenotaph in the Precious Blood Cemetery in Woonsocket, Rhode Island. 

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