|Rocco F Cerrato WWII Veteran ca. 1942|
Rank DESC Date
Private Enlistment 06/30/1942
ACTIVE DUTY From Fort Meade, MD 07/13/1942
TO 80th Division Camp Forrest Tennessee 07/17/1942
Private 1st Class 09/08/1942
Corporal Asst Squad Leader 10/13/1942
Sergeant Squad Leader 11/10/1942
Furlough 11/28/1942 - 12/05/1942 AR 615-275 12/06/1942
Staff Sergeant 01/19/1943
From 80th Division 317th Infantry, Company E 02/01/1943
Furlough 02/02/1943 - 02/09/1943 AR 615-275 02/10/1943
TO 5th Company Camp Ft. Jackson, SC 02/14/1943
ETO Ribbon 1943
Furlough 07/26/1943 - 08/02/1943 AR 615-275 08/03/1943
Funeral Leave Rosa Franco Cerrato
Furlough 12/12/1943 - 12/21/1943 AR 615-275 12/22/1943
Technical Sergeant 01/19/1944
Furlough 07/18/1944 - 07/30/1944 AR 615-275 07/31/1944
Good Conduct Medal 424th Infantry 10/06/1944
European African Middle Eastern Theater 10/28/1944
Arrived In France 12/06/1944
Wounded In Action:
European Theater Monte Reuex, Belgium 12/25/1944
FROM Combat 424th Infantry Division 12/26/1944
TO Evac Hospital #94 HQ 802d Hospital 01/04/1945
Combat Infantry Badge 424th Infantry 01/04/1945
Purple Heart Awarded 22nd General Hospital 01/25/1945
From Evac Hospital #94 HQ 802d Hospital 03/18/1945
TO COMPANY MEDICAL INSTALLATION VIA SHIP 03/22/1945
From Stark General Hospital Charleston SC 04/06/1945
TO Rhoads Gen Hospital Utica, NY via Train 04/08/1945
TO Halloran General Hospital Staten Isl, NY 05/01/1945
Furlough 12/22/1945 - 01/03/1946 01/04/1946
Furlough 06/22/1946 - 07/26/1946 01/04/1946
Master Sergeant Wounded Combatant 08/12/1946
TO Tilton General Hospital Ft Dix, NJ 10/24/1946
Honorable Discharge 08/25/1947
THE 424TH INFANTRY REGIMENT
During the Bulge from December 16, 1944 through December 24, 1944
The 424th Inf.Regt. faced the 62nd Volksgrenadier Division during the Bulge.
Constituted 5 May 1942 in the Army of the United States as the 424th Infantry Regiment
and assigned to the 106th Infantry Division. Activated 15 March 1943 at Fort Jackson, South Carolina.
Moved to the 2nd Army #5 Tennessee Maneuver area on 24 January 19th and Camp Atterbury,
Indiana on 28 March 1944. Staged at Camp Myles Standish, Massachusetts on 12 October 1944,
sent to Jersey City, New Jersey on 19 October 1944 and departed the New York Port of Embarkation on
21 October 1944. Arrived in England on 28 October 1944.
Committed to combat in the European Theater of Operations and landed in France on 5 December 1944.
Crossed into Belgium on 10 December 1944 and stationed at Winterspelt.
On 16 December 1944 the German Army unleashed its Ardennes Counteroffensive (The Battle of the Bulge).
By 19 December the 424th was the last effective regiment of the 106th Infantry Division,
the 422d and 423rd Regiments having surrendered to the German Army in the Schoenberg sector of Belgium.
The 424th was pushed back across the Our River, losing most of its equipment, and joined other divisional
remnants to hold St. Vith on 20-21 December 1944. From 24-30 December the Regiment was attached
to the 7th Armored Division and participated in heavy combat around Manhay.