|courtesy of Frogman|
Frank was working as a salesman when he was drafted in October 1942. Sent to England he was assigned to L Company 116th Infantry. He trained with the unit for the amphibious assault that was planned as part of the liberating invasion of occupied France. PFC Mirra took part in that effort, landing at Omaha Beach on 6 Jun 1944. He continued to fight with the unit and was promoted to SSG to serve as a squad leader on 20 Jun 1944. Frank led his squad in combat until wounded on 17 Jul 1944. He was evacuated to hospital but died of his wound(s) on 18 Jul 1944.
SSG Mirra now rests forever in the Brittany American Cemetery.
His father was a veteran of the first World War, serving in France with C Company 52st Pioneer Infantry. His brother, Ralph Mirra, served in the Coast Guard 1942-1945.