Salvatore Procopio was born in Omaha, Nebraska on 11/15/1917 to Catherine and Antonio Procopio. He had a brother Vincent. The family also lived in the New Jersey municipalities of Passaic and Clifton. Salvatore attended Clifton High School and entered Rutgers College in September 1935. He was awarded a Bachelor of Science Degree in Pharmacy and subsequently worked as a pharmacist. He was married to Dorothy Procopio. Sometime in the early 1940s the Procopios resided in Teaneck, New Jersey.
Salvatore enlisted in the Army on 7/20/42. He served in the 112th Infantry, 28th Division and attained the rank of Second Lieutenant. He died as a prisoner of war of the Germans on 12/23/44.
This brave soldier was awarded the Purple Heart Medal and is buried in the Ardennes American Cemetery in Belgium.
- 1920 United States Federal Census
- 1930 United States Federal Census
- 1940 United States Federal Census
- U.S. World War II Army Enlistment Record, 1938-1946
- World War II Prisoners of War, 1941-1946 about Salvatore F. Procopio
- World War II and Korean Conflict Veterans Interred Overseas
- U.S., Headstone and Interment Records for U.S. Military Cemeteries on Foreign Soil, 1942-1949 for Salvatore F. Procopio
American Battle Monuments Commission
National World War II Memorial, Wash., D.C. Website
- War Department Files - 2 LT Salvatore F. Procopio
- Overseas American Cemeteries - Salvatore F. Procopio
Rutgers Oral History Archives
Fields of Honor Database Website
Find A Grave Website