Friday, July 29, 2016
PVT Ponto Bebe
Ponto was drafted in December 1942. After being shipped overseas. It was in 1943, in England, that he applied for naturalization. He was assigned to M Company 116th Infantry and was with the unit on D-Day. On 9 Jun 1944 he was thought to be missing in action but was returned to duty (found?) on 12 Jun 1944. On 26 Jul 1944 he was transferred to L Company 116th Infantry. PVT Bebe was killed in action on 29 Jul 1944.
PVT Ponto Bebe is buried in Saint John the Baptist Romanian Orthodox Cemetery in Woonsocket, Rhode Island.
Younger brother Michael was also drafted, served in the US Army then returned home.