Vincent registered for the draft in New York City,
NY on 7 September 1943 and was inducted into the Army in that same
city on 5 November 1943.
A parachutist volunteer, Pvt Castro was assigned
to Company G, 508th PIR.
On 5 October 1944 he was promoted to Pfc.
Then, just two weeks later, on 19October Pfc
Castro was wounded in action in Holland and evacuated.
On 31 January 19445, still hospitalized, Pfc
Castro was transferred to the hospital's detachment of patients.
He did not return to the regiment.
Pfc Castro (line 3) was aboard the SS Queen
Mary, when arrived in New York, NY from Greenock, Scotland on 5
March 1945. He is listed as having paralysis of the median
nerve, from a "GSW" (gun shot wound) with penetration of the
His military decorations include the Purple Heart
and Bronze Service Arrowhead device awarded for the Holland campaign
and Airborne operations.
Vincent died on 7 August 1963 and is buried in
Section H, Grave 1206, Long Island National Cemetery, East
Farmingdale (Suffolk), NY