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Lentine, PFC Joseph F.

Lentine

PFC Joseph Frank Lentine 
Born: 23 November 1915 – Pittston, Pennsylvania 
Parents: Frank & Angela Lentine 
Siblings: 5 brothers, 1 sister 
Home: 
– 7438 Franklin Street – Forest Park, Illinois 
– moved to Illinois in 1927 
Education: 
– Field-Stevenson School 
– Proviso Township High School 
– Class of 1935 
– left before graduating 
Occupation: driver’s helper – American Vault Works 
Selective Service Registration: 16 October 1940
Contact Person: Frank Lentine – father
Inducted: 
– U.S. Army 
– 24 March 1941  
Serial Number: 36012063 
Training: 
– Unknown  
Unit: 40th Infantry Division, 160th Infantry Battalion 
Stationed: Oahu, Hawaii 
Arrived: 22 September 1942 
– manned defensive emplacements 
– October 1943 – began amphibious landing training and jungle fighting training 
– 20 December 1943 – first units left for Guadalcanal 
– mid-January 1944 – all units had arrived 
– 24 April 1944 – left Guadalcanal for New Britain 
– involved in mopping up of Japanese 
– no major battles 
27 November 1944 – began training for the invasion of Luzon, Philippine Islands
Invasion of Luzon, Philippine Islands 
9 December 1944 – landed Lingayen, Philippine Islands 
– captured Lingayen Airfield 
Killed in Action: 
– 10 January 1945 
– the division was attempting to liberate Bolinao, Luzon 
Buried: Philippine Islands 
– remains recovered and identified 
Reburied: 
– 21 August 1948 
– Mount Carmel Catholic Cemetery – Hillside, Illinois 
Medals: 
– Purple Heart 
– Distinguished Service Cross  
– Bronze Star 

 

 

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