|courtesy of Jenifer Sample|
Frank was drafted in July 1943. He might well have started work at the steel mill by that time. After his military training he was sent to the European theater. PVT Rossi was assigned to L Company 116th Infantry on 7 Aug 1944 just as the 116th was ending operations in the area of Vire. The unit participated in training on the 16th to 21st and was then being re-directed to the attack on Brest, France. PVT Rossi participated in the fighting 26 Aug to 1 Sep 1944 when he was killed in action near La Trinite, France.
PVT Rossi was repatriated and re-interred in the Holy Rosary Catholic Church Cemetery in Lowellville, Ohio.