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.