Monday, October 29, 2018

PFC Michael Romano

courtesy of Marijke Taffein
PFC Michael Romano was born 7 Apr 1896 in Naples, Italy son of Pasqual and Madalena (Russi) Romano.  His father was a laborer and the family live at several addresses on Columbus Avenue in New Haven, Connecticut.

After being drafted, Michael was assigned to M Company 116th Infantry and sailed for France with that unit aboard the USS Finland. Departing Hoboken, New Jersey on 15 Jun 1918, the ship arrived in the port of Saint Nazaire on 28 Jun 1918. They then went through trench warfare training after which the Division was stationed on the front lines in a "quiet" sector.  CPL Romano went through the intense fighting in October but was killed in action on 29 Oct 1918.

PFC Romano is buried in the Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery.

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