Private First Class Felix Vincent Bosco
Private First Class Feliciano (Felix) Vincent Bosco US Army KIA. He was born on October 20,1925 in Waterbury Connecticut he was the son of Sebastian Bosco and Maria Concetta Dente Bosco of 96 Ardmore Ave. Waterbury, Connecticut. He was employed at Benrus Watch Company. He entered the US Army on January 21, 1944 at the age of 18. At the time of his enlistment he weighed 154 pounds and was 5 foot 2 inches tall he had brown eyes and black hair. He served in E Company, 253rd Infantry regiment, 63rd Infantry Division. He died on April 4, 1945, in Untergriesheim Germany at the age of 19. At the time of his death E Company was holding back a strong close quarter combat counterattack by the 17th SS of Infantry and Tanks. Had E Company not been able to hold back this attack the SS would have pushed 2nd Battalion, 253rd Infantry, in to the Jagst River.
His body was returned to Waterbury in 1950. He was awarded the Bronze Stare Medal, Purple Heart Medal, The American Theater of operations Medal, The European African Middle Eastern Theater of operations Medal with two battle stars, the World War Two Victory Medal, and the Combat Infantry Badge.
the U.S. WWII Draft Cards Young Men, 1940-1947
U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007
the 1940 United States Federal Census
U.S., Headstone Applications for Military Veterans