William J. Gervasio

Company A

1st Battalion

22nd Infantry Regiment

4th Motorized Division

4th Infantry Division

1941 - 1945


SGT William J. Gervasio trained with the 22nd Infantry Regiment in the United States and England,
landed on Utah Beach on D-Day, June 6, 1944, and was wounded two days later.

He returned to his unit on July 12, and was captured July 29, during the battles of the St-Lo breakout.

He survived over six months in German Stalag prison camps, until liberated by the Russians
on January 31, 1945.

It took nearly three months after being liberated for him to reach home,
undertaking a journey which would lead him and several of his fellow prisoners
through Poland, Russia, Egypt, Italy and finally home to the United States.


The following pages of photos of SGT Gervasio were submitted by his son, John,
in loving memory of his father, a true hero of our country.





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