1943-1946 — Pacific Theatre
Silvio joined the US Army during WWII and served from 1943-1946. His basic training was at Fort Ord, CA. He trained as a Cannoneer at Camp Callan near San Diego, CA and served in the 528th AAA Anti Aircraft Artillery Gun Battalion. Silvio performed duties in the Pacific Theater starting at New Zealand, and from there island hopping to Caladonia, New Guinea, Sorong, Morotai, and the Battle of the Leyte in the Philippines. He was honorably discharged from the Army January 15, 1946 at Camp Beale, CA.
- Asiatic Pacific Campain Medal
- The Philippine Liberation Ribbon with Bronze Star
- American Campaign Medal
- WWII Victory Medals