Salvatore Procopio

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.

  1. 1920 United States Federal Census
  2. 1930 United States Federal Census
  3. 1940 United States Federal Census
  4. U.S. World War II Army Enlistment Record, 1938-1946
  5. World War II Prisoners of War, 1941-1946 about Salvatore F. Procopio
  6. World War II and Korean Conflict Veterans Interred Overseas
  7. U.S., Headstone and Interment Records for U.S. Military Cemeteries on Foreign Soil, 1942-1949 for Salvatore F. Procopio

American Battle Monuments Commission

  1. Salvatore F. Procopio

National World War II Memorial, Wash., D.C. Website

  1. War Department Files - 2 LT Salvatore F. Procopio
  2. Overseas American Cemeteries - Salvatore F. Procopio

Rutgers Oral History Archives

  1. Salvatore F. Procopio '39

Fields of Honor Database Website

  1. Procopio, Salvatore F.

Find A Grave Website

  1. 2Lt Salvatore F. Procopio