LOUIS J COFRANCESCO

LOUIS J COFRANCESCO - CPL

  • HOMETOWN:
  • paterson
  • COUNTY:
  • Passaic
  • DATE OF BIRTH:
  • June 08, 1948
  • DATE OF CASUALTY:
  • September 15, 1968
  • BRANCH OF SERVICE:
  • Army
  • RANK:
  • CPL
  • STATUS:
  • KIA
  • COUNTRY:
  • South Vietnam

Biography


Louis J. Cofrancesco, Jr. was born on June 8, 1948, to Louis and Lee Cofrancesco.  His home of record is Paterson, NJ.  Louis had two sisters, JoAnn and Arlene and a brother, Richard.  He graduated from John F. Kennedy High School in Paterson.  His favorite sports were football and basketball. 

Cofrancesco served in the US Army.  He was assigned to E Company, 2nd Battalion, 35th Infantry, 3rd Brigade, 4th Infantry Division.  He attained the rank of Corporal (CPL).

Cofrancesco was killed in action on September 15, 1968.  He is buried in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery in Paterson, NJ.

He was awarded the National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal, Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Palm Unit Citation, Expert Rifle Badge with 3 bars, Sharpshooter Badge with 2 bars, Combat Infantryman Badge, Bronze Star and the Purple Heart.

Information provided by JoAnn Walter (sister), 35th Infantry Regiment website and NJVVMF.

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