Thursday, April 6, 2017

PFC Patsy A. Prozzo

courtesy of Des Philippet
PFC Patsy A. Prozzo was born 1 Apr 1925 in Rutland, Vermont. He was the 4th of the 5 children born to Pascal and Angelina (Vecchione) Prozzo. Patsy's birth name was also Pascal but like his father he used the name Patsy. Both parents were natives of Italy. His father worked as a moulder in an ironworks.

Patsy was probably drafted in 1943. After his basic military training he was sent to the European theater. PVT Prozzo was transferred from the replacement depot to I Company 116th Infantry on 22 Jun 1944. He was a non-battle casualty on 4 Jul 1944 and evacuated to hospital but returned to the unit on 7 Jul 1944. He was wounded just 3 days later on 10 Jul 1944 and evacuated to hospital again. He would not return to the unit until 24 Jan 1945. Patsy was promoted to PFC on 12 Feb 1945. PFC Prozzo was killed in action on 6 Apr 1945.

PFC Prozzo rests forever in the Netherlands American Cemetery.

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