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Frank Capuozzi | 691st Tank Destroyer Battalion - Army

5:33   |   Without enough points to go home in the first wave of returnees, Frank Capuozzi became an acting mess sergeant and took over a kitchen. After all, he was the son of a chef. When he did get home he started a family and worked as a top rate hairdresser in New York.

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  • Frank Capuozzi  |  WWII  |  691st Tank Destroyer Battalion  |  4:58

    Frank Capuozzi was born in Naples. His father worked as a chef in America and as soon as he became a citizen in 1939, he sent for the rest of the family. Frank learned English and worked in the restaurant with his father. After Pearl Harbor, he was drafted and became a citizen in the Army before he shipped out to Europe.

  • Frank Capuozzi  |  WWII  |  691st Tank Destroyer Battalion  |  4:03

    He came in as a replacement to a tank destroyer battalion. Frank Capuozzi was a rifleman who rode in a jeep ahead of the guns as they pushed across France. His unit joined the forces ordered into the Battle of the Bulge, where he had to get some help when he was frozen in a foxhole.

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