MICHAEL   ROMANO

MICHAEL ROMANO - SP4

  • HOMETOWN:
  • ridgefield park
  • COUNTY:
  • Bergen
  • DATE OF BIRTH:
  • May 24, 1947
  • DATE OF CASUALTY:
  • November 03, 1967
  • BRANCH OF SERVICE:
  • Army
  • RANK:
  • SP4
  • STATUS:
  • KIA
  • COUNTRY:
  • South Vietnam

Biography


Michael Romano, Jr. was born on May 24, 1947. His home of record is Ridgefield Park, NJ.

He served in the US Army and attained the rank of Specialist 4 (SP4). Romano was assigned to Headquarters Battery, 86th Artillery after advanced training at Fort Carson.

Romano was killed in action on November 3, 1967, while on patrol in the Central Highlands.

The following is an excerpt from The Record about Michael Romano, dated Monday, January 29, 1973:

Spec. 4 Michael Romano, Jr., his sights set on an Army career, enlisted after his freshmen year at Ridgefield Park High School. Assigned to Headquarters Battery, 86th Artillery, after advanced training at Fort Carson, he was able to compete his high school education in the Army.

Spec. 4 Romano, the son of Michael Romano Sr. and Mrs. Irene Kautz of Dumont, was stationed in Germany for two years. In 1966, he reenlisted, and in 1967 he was sent to Vietnam.

In November 1967, while on patrol in the Central Highlands, Spec. 4 Romano, 21, was struck by shrapnel. He died of his wounds.

He had been in Vietnam eight months.

Sources: Newspaper clippings, The Record, and NJVVMF.

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