WWII E.T.O. European Theatre Roman entered Army service World WarII 1943 assigned to intelligence service in cryptography & coding. Wanting to see action, transferred to Airborne Parachute and Glider Infantry in 1944. Served in 82nd and 13th Airborne Divisions in the E.T.O. European Theatre of Operations. Participated in Operation "Effective" mission "ALSO", repatriating German atomic scientists to the United States. Served as a combat SCR 300 radio operator in the 13th and 82nd Airborne. Was in the original formation of the FIRST ALLIED AIRBORNE ARMY. His division was to be one of the first selected to invade the main islands of Japan.