Saturday, February 25, 2017

PFC Frank J. Severino

PFC Frank J. Severino was born 28 Apr 1924 in Brooklyn, New York. He was the 3rd of the 7 children born to Anthony and Fortunata or Florence (Motte) Severino. Both parents were natives of Italy. His father had worked for the Lackawanna Rail Road and in 1940 was working for the Works Progress Administration on road construction. Frank had completed high school and begun work as a machinist.

Frank enlisted in the army in November 1942 supposedly for service in the Army Air Corps. We do not know anything of his service record before he was transferred from the replacement depot to B Company 116th Infantry on 14 Jul 1944except that he had been in a 2nd U.S. Army unit. PFC Severino was wounded on 20 Aug 1944 and evacuated to hospital. We don't know how long he was in the hospital but he was back with the unit when he was killed in action on 25 Feb 1945 as the regiment moved south from Aachen.

PFC Severino rests forever in the Netherlands American Cemetery.

Frank's father served as a PVT in A Company 305th Infantry in France during the first World War.

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