Frank M. Espino

Company A 1st Battalion 22nd Infantry

4th Infantry Division

KIA 03/02/1945

 

 

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 discharged
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.

Burial:
Yuma Pioneer Cemetery
Yuma
Yuma County
Arizona, USA
Plot: Catholic Section

 

Grave marker for Frank M. Espino

Photo by Harold Barraclough from the Find A Grave website

 

 

 

 

 

 


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