Thursday, October 6, 2016
PVT David Ralph Spinosi
David was drafted in January 1943 and after completing is basic military training was sent to England about October 1943. We do not know to which unit(s) he may have been assigned but he was transferred as a T4 from the replacement depot to L Company 116th Infantry on 4 Sep 1944 to serve as a squad leader. He would then have fought with the unit as the 29th Division participated in the liberation of Brest, France. For some now unknown reason David was reduced to PVT on 21 Sep 1944. PVT Spinosi would continue to serve with L Company as it fought with the 116th into Germany. It was near Aachen, Germany that PVT Spinosi was killed in action.
PVT Spinosi was rests forever in the Henri-Chapelle American Cemetery.
David's father was a combat veteran of the first World War having fought in the Meuse-Argonne Offensive with A Company 315th Infantry, 79th Division.