|Birth: ||Apr. 3, 1925|
New York, USA
|Death: ||Sep. 18, 1944, Netherlands|
Born in Rome New York, shortly after graduation Joe enlisted in the Army to fight in the war as his father John had done in WW1.
Joe was a paratrooper, serving in Co C 506th Paratroopers of the 101st Airborn Division in WW II. His plane was shot down 6 miles from the airfield in Rachen Holland by the Germans. He was a POW for an unknown length of time and died at the POW camp.
His decorations include :
3 Bronze Stars for service in the Normandy Campaign
Good Conduct Medal
American Campaign Ribbon
European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign medal
WWII Victory Metal
Combat Infantry Badge
Netherlands Orange Lanyard
He and my mother were born just two weeks apart, and were referred to as the twins. They were very close while growing up.
He was a member of the Christian Missionary Alliance Church in Rome NY. His body was buried in Europe for the first several years. At the insistance of his mother, his body was brought back to the United States 5 years later. His funeral was held January 13 1949 with full military honors. At the time of his death he was survived by his parents John and Agnes Cervo, a brother and two sisters, and his paternal grandfather Joseph (Giuseppe) Cervo for whom he was named.
~*~ My heartfelt gratitude goes to Deb for sponsoring my cousin.
John Cervo (1898 - 1967)
New York, USA
Created by: D C
Record added: Mar 12, 2010
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