Private First Class Louis E. Castagna, United States Army (11/17/1925 - 4/17/1945) was born in Westerly, Rhode Island to Italian
immigrant parents. He joined enlisted in the Army on January 17, 1944 and trained in multiple locations, including Camp Robinson
in Little Rock, Arkansas, with the 656 Engineer Topographic Battalion in the 4th Army. He then served in France with a Survey
Platoon and served in France and Germany, moving to the 7th Army, until he was killed in action on April 17, 1945 when the
jeep he was in went over a land mine in Ippesheim, Germany, possibly on a mine sweeping detail (according to donor).