Di Renzo, Agostino, Sgt

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Last Rank
Last Service Branch
Last Primary MOS
1812-Light Weapons NCO
Last MOS Group
Infantry (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
2003-2003, 1812, 3rd Battalion, 8th Cavalry
Service Years
1940 - 1950


Three Service Stripes

Six Overseas Service Bars

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Year of Birth
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Not Specified
Last Address
East Boston

Casualty Date
Nov 02, 1950
Hostile, Died while Missing
Artillery, Rocket, Mortar
Korea, North
Korean War
Location of Interment
Not Specified
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

 Official Badges 

 Unofficial Badges 

 Military Association Memberships
N/AKorean War Veterans Association (KWVA)Military Order of the Purple HeartVeterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW)
  2008, Combat Infantrymen's Association, N/A (Member) [Verified]
  2008, Korean War Veterans Association (KWVA) [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2008, Military Order of the Purple Heart [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2008, Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW) [Verified] - Assoc. Page

 Ribbon Bar

Combat Infantryman 2nd Award
Auto Rifle

 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
1st Cavalry Division 3rd Battalion, 8th Cavalry
  1949-1950, 1812, HHC, 1st Cavalry Division
  2003-2003, 1812, 3rd Battalion, 8th Cavalry
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1941-1945 World War II
  1942-1942 WWII - Africa Theater of Operations/Algeria-French Morocco Campaign (1942)/Operation Torch
  1943-1943 WWII - European Theater of Operations/Sicily Campaign (1943)
  1944-1944 WWII - European Theater of Operations/Southern France Campaign (1944)/Operation Dragoon
  1944-1945 WWII - European Theater of Operations/Rhineland Campaign (1944-45)
  1944-1945 WWII - European Theater of Operations/Ardennes Alsace Campaign (1944-45)/Battle of the Bulge
  1945-1945 WWII - European Theater of Operations/Central Europe Campaign (1945)
  1950-1950 Korean War/UN Defensive (1950)/Battle of Pusan Perimeter
  1950-1950 Korean War/UN Defensive (1950)/Battle of Pusan Perimeter
  1950-1953 Korean War
  1950-1950 Korean War/UN Defensive (1950)/Battle of Osan
  1950-1950 Korean War/UN Offensive (1950)/Eighth Army Offensive
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Sergeant Agostino Di Rienzo was a member of Company L, 3rd Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division. He was listed as Missing in Action while fighting the enemy near Unsan, North Korea on November 2, 1950.

A World War II veteran, Di Rienzo re-enlisted during the Korean War and was assigned to the Army’s 8th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division, positioned along the Nammyon River, when the regiment was attacked and cut off by Chinese Communist forces on Nov. 1, 1950, less than a year after he was deployed to North Korea.

For his leadership and valor, Sergeant Agostino Di Rienzo was awarded the Bronze Star the Purple Heart, the Combat Infantryman's Badge, the Korean Service Medal, the United Nations Service Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Korean Presidential Unit Citation and the Republic of Korea War Service Medal.

MOS 4745
SN RA11007503  
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