A memorial to those who served in the 116th Infantry Regiment, "The Stonewall Brigade"
Saturday, September 3, 2016
PVT Joseph William Rando
PVT Joseph William Rando was born 12 Mar 1915 in Ovid, Michigan. He was the eldest of the 3 children born to Frank Leslie and Mabel M (Hildebrand) Rando. His father worked as an elevator operator and a service station attendant. Joseph married Alice Bertha Halsted on 27Apr 1937. In 1940, Joseph was working in a creamery and his wife worked as a bookkeeper while they lived in 234 West Pine Street, Elsie, Michigan. They reported and income in 1939 of $1080 and $844 respectively.
Joseph was drafted in January 1944. After his basic military training he was sent to Europe. PVT Rando was transferred to C Company 116th Infantry on 11 Aug 1944 to serve as a rifleman. He was killed in action in the attack on Brest, France on 3 Sep 1944.