|courtesy of Marijke Taffein|
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.