Service Number: 343857
Birth and Early Life:
John Vivio was born around the year 1922, and was raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Enlistment and Boot Camp:
Vivio enlisted on January 6, 1942; he was assigned to the Marine detachment of the cruiser USS Quincy that spring.
Private Vivio arrived aboard the Quincy just before the cruiser set out for the Pacific Fleet. He had served as a clerk at the New York Navy Yard and may have performed similar duties while at sea; it is likely that he also was a crew member for one of the ship’s 5-inch secondary batteries. He saw his first action on August 7, 1942, when the Quincy supported the Marine landings on Guadalcanal.
Date Of Loss:
John Vivio was lost when the Quincy sank off Guadalcanal during the battle of Savo Island, August 9, 1942. His remains were never found.
Next Of Kin:
Father, Mr. John Vivio
Status Of Remains:
Lost at sea
Manila American Cemetery and Memorial, Philippines.