Monday, October 8, 2018

PVT Salvatore Guinto

PVT Salvatore Guinto was born December 1893 in San Cataldo, Provincia di Caltanissetta, Sicilia, Italy.  Salvatore arrived in the U.S. in 1914. He lived with his uncle, Guiseppe (aka Joseph) Guinto, at 5 Rivington Street, New York, New York in 1918.

Salvatore was drafted and entered the Army on 4 May 1918 at Fort Slocum, New York.  He was first assigned to the 6th Recruit Company. On 9 May 1918 he was reassigned to K Company 116th Infantry.  He may have trained with the unit at Camp McClellan, Alabama for a short period before the unit was sent to Hoboken, New Jersey where they boarded the USS Finland for the trip to France.  The unit underwent more training before being moved to the front.  PVT Guinto was killed in action on 8 Oct 1918.

PVT Guinto is memorialized on the tablets of the missing at the Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery.

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