RESCIGNO, John

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RESCIGNO, John

Servicenumber: 32006280

 

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Age: 25
Born: 24 February 1919, New York
Hometown: New York
Family: Giuseppe J. Rescigno (father)
Carmela (D´Auria) Rescigno (mother)
Giuseppe J. Rescigno (brother)
Angelina Rescigno (sister)
Anna Rescigno (sister)
Maria H. (Belpanno) Rescigno (wife)
John J. Rescigno (son)
Rank: Technical Sergeant
Function: Not available
Regiment: 120th Infantry Regiment
Battalion: 3rd Battalion
Division – Transport: 30th Infantry Division
Company – Squadron: L Company
Unit – Group: -
Plane data:
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Date of death: 15 January 1945
Status: KIA
Place of death: Thirimont, Belgium
Spot: Not available
Awards: Silver Star, Purple Heart with Oak Leaf Cluster
Gravenumber: Plot F, Row 7, Grave 33
Cemetery: American War Cemetery Henri-Chapelle
Biography: -
Other information: For gallantry in action on 13 December 1944, in ***. Prio to an attack against an enemy held town, Sergeant Rescigno was guiding a patrol to a position from which it could assist the attack shen suddenly artillery fire was brought down upon them. Sergeant Rescigno was knocked down by the concussion of a shell which burst next to him, and in falling his leg was badly injured. Nevertheless, he insisted upon continuing the mission with the patrol and succesfully completed his assignment. Following the assault on the town by his unit, Sergeant Rescigno once more exhibited exceptional fortitude by helping to carry the wounded back over a distance of three miles across rough terrain to the aid station. He was still suffering sharp pain from his injury, but performed his service gallantry and without complaints.

Source of information: Astrid van Erp, www.wwiimemorial.com, www.30thinfantry.org, www.ancestry.com,
www.oldhickory30th.com

Photo source: www.ancestry.com

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