Monday, September 19, 2016

PFC Frank Zepeda Aguilar

PFC Frank Zepeda Aguilar was born 23 Mar 1923 in Nueces County, Texas to Francisco and Lola J. (Zepeda) Aguilar.  Francisco supported his family of 7 as a waiter.

Frank entered the service in July of 1943 and was sent overseas where he was assigned to F Company 116th Infantry.  He was a PVT with the unit on D-Day. He was apparently wounded, when is unknown, nor is it known when he returned to the unit.  However, he was again wounded on 13 Jul 1944 and evacuated to the hospital.   He returned to F Company on 14 Aug 1944.  Frank was promoted to PFC on 15 Aug 1944.  He was wounded again on 5 Sep 1944 and returned to the unit 5 days later on 10 Sep 1944. PFC Aguilar was wounded yet again on 17 Sep 1944 and he died of those wounds on 19 Sep 1944. 

Repatriated in 1948, PFC Aguilar was buried in Rose Hill Memorial Park.

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