Frank A. Audino, 84, of Collegeville, decorated Vietnam War veteran

Feb 24, 2019 160

BY: Bonnie L. Cook

Frank A. Audino, 84, of Collegeville, a decorated Vietnam War veteran, died Wednesday, Feb. 13, of an infection at Phoenixville Hospital. Col. Audino was a career military man. He joined the U.S. Army in May 1955 and was assigned to Fort Sam Houston, Texas; Valley Forge General Hospital, Phoenixville; an Army base in Frankfurt, Germany; and Camp Zama, Japan.

He was deployed to active duty in Vietnam with the First Infantry Division from September 1965 to August 1966. He served as a hospital administrator with a medical services unit. The division was deployed to an area north of Saigon in October 1965, one of the first Army infantry divisions to arrive in Vietnam. The division engaged the Vietcong in combat near Saigon and along the Vietnam and Cambodia border; it suffered a high rate of wounded and casualties.

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