James J. Coniglio
Biography: James J. Coniglio was born in 1920 in Brooklyn, New York,, the son of immigrant parents. In 1938 he graduated high school and joined the Army National Guard.
Service Time: When the National Guard was federalized in 1939, James was inducted into the United States Army. He was stationed at Camp Shelby, Hattiesburg, Mississippi, where he was promoted to the rank of Sergeant in Company A, 802nd tank destroyer battalion. He was one of the youngest sergeants in the army at the time. His duties included training young recruits.
James’ son, John, produced an incredible video tribute to the life of his father which can be found on YouTube. The following are links to the two sections of the video.
I want to thank John for providing this information and photo.