Tuesday, August 30, 2016

SSG John P. Bocchino

SSG John P. Bocchino was born in 1923 in Altavilla, Italy to Francesco and Pierina Giovanna Giusep (Savio) Bocchino.  His father was a waiter in a restaurant in New York City.  The family of 6 lived at 1013 58th Street, Brooklyn, NY.

John was drafted in February 1943 was sent overseas.  He was assigned to I Company 116th Infantry before D-Day and participated in the amphibious assault.  On 17 Jun 1944 he was wounded and evacuated.  On 5 Aug 1944 he was returned from the replacement depot to I Company.  On 21 Aug 1944 he was promoted from PFC to SSG.  SSG Bocchino was killed in action on 30 Aug 1944.

SSG Bocchino is buried in the Brittany American Cemetery

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