Frank M. Espino
Company A 1st Battalion 22nd Infantry
4th Infantry Division
Frank M. Espino was born in
Arizona on March 21, 1919. He enlisted in the Army on
September 23, 1940, for a term of a one year enlistment. His civilian occupation
was listed as Farm Hands, General Farms. He had completed grammar school
and was single with no dependents. His religion was listed as Catholic.
He served his one year
enlistment and was discharged. After three months of being
he became eligible for the draft (selective service.)
On March 19, 1942 he was drafted
into the Army at Fort MacArthur, San Pedro, California.
His home of residence was listed as Bard, Imperial County, California. At this time he was married.
Technical Sergeant Espino was killed in action in the vicinity of Bruhlborn, Germany, on March 2, 1945.
He was awarded the Bronze Star
Medal in 4th Division General Orders # 13
dated 25 January 1945.
He was awarded the Silver Star
Medal under General Orders: Headquarters, 4th Infantry Division,
General Orders No. 29 (1945).
Frank M. Espino was buried in
the temporary U.S. Military Cemetery,
Foy Cemetery, Bastogne, Belgium and some time later his remains
were returned to the United States where he was
reinterred in Arizona.
Yuma Pioneer Cemetery
Plot: Catholic Section
Grave marker for Frank M. Espino
Photo by Harold Barraclough from the Find A Grave website
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