Frank Moscardelli served as an infantryman with the 353rd Infantry Regiment, 89th Infantry Division, part of Patton's Third Army as it fought its way through central Germany in the spring of 1945. Frank saw combat at the Rhine River crossing, making that journey in a DUKW amphibious vehicle. For the next two months his unit fought its way across Germany. Frank's company was just miles from the Czechoslovakia border when the war ended on May 8. He then served near Linz, Austria as part of the occupation force.