Michael Sacina was born on July 25, 1888 in Rapone, Italy, a province of Potenza. He had two brothers; Joseph and Frank. Michael arrived in the United States in 1902 and became a naturalized citizen in 1908. He crossed the Atlantic once more to fight in World War I.According to the 1928 census, Michael and Joseph lived as boarders in the home of their brother Frank on St. Anne's avenue in the Bronx, NYC. Michael never married. Later in his life Michael lived in Manhattan where he owned and operated the tobacco concession in the International Magazine Barber Shop located in the Hearst Building on West 57th Street.Michael was a quiet, unassuming man who rarely spoke of his experience durng the War.