|courtesy of Gene Dershewitz|
David was drafted while living in Illinois in December 1943. After his basic military training he was sent to England and assigned to F Company 116th Infantry. He would not have had much training before he departed England with his unit for the amphibious assault on the beach code-named Omaha. He was killed in action in that assault on 6 Jun 1944.
PFC Shapiro was repatriated in 1948 and re-interred in the Mount Carmel Cemetery in Los Angeles, California.
It is possible that it was his sister Bertha Shapiro who enlisted in the Women's Army Corps from Los Angeles in September 1944. His mother was living at 2828 12th Avenue in Los Angeles in 1948.