John G KLAFKA

 

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NUMBER OF SERVICE36274052
AGE33 yo
DATE OF BIRTHJune 19, 1911
ETATWISCONSIN
FAMILY

Married: Lottie Krzewina

Parent: John F & Mary Cicha Klafka

Siblings: Clemens I & Harry

RANKPrivate
FONCTIONInfantry
JOB BEFORE ENLISTEMENTUnskilled foundry occupationsWI
DATE of ENLISTEMENT14 october 1940 Milwaukee WISCONSIN
 COMPANYCompany I
REGIMENT  116th Infantry Regiment
DIVISION  29th Infantry Division
DATE OF DEATH27 september 1944klafka john g tombe
STATUSKIA
PLACE OF DEATHBattle of Brest
CEMETERYBRITTANY AMERICAN CEMETERY of St James

Map of St James American Cemetery

GRAVE
PlotRowGrave
J120
DECORATION

Purple Heart

European African Middle Eastern Campaing Medal

American Campaign Medal

World War II Victory Medal

Combat Infantryman Badge

Photo FDLM

EAMECampaign

american campaign medal

victory medal

combat infantryman badge

 

 

us army div 29 116ri 116th Infantry coa
STORY

John G. Klafka was born June 19, 1911 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin to Mr. John Klafka and Mrs. Mary (Cicha) Klafka. He married Lottie L. Krzewina on July 1, 1944 in Milwaukee.

In August of 1944 John was deployed with the 116th Infantry Regiment, 29th Infantry Division to Normandy. He was wounded in battle on September 7, 1944. It is believed that John was wounded during the "Battle for Brest" as during the time-frame of John being injured, this is the area and battle his unit was fighting. On September 27, 1944 John died of his injuries and was laid to rest with his fellow soldiers in Brittany American Cemetery and Memorial, Saint-James, France.

Although they were only married for almost three months at the time of his death, Lottie never dated another man and remained a widow until her death 57 years later. He is survived by his loving and devoted widow; Lottie L.(Krzewina) Klafka of Milwaukee, his father and mother; John and Mary, of Milwaukee, his five brothers; Clemens, Michael, Harry, Ray and George, and his four sisters; Helen, Annie, Clara, and Regina all of Milwaukee.

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klafka john g crew

Back row, far right (see X)
Added by: Goula  GRAVER


SOURCE INFORMATION & PHOTOFindagrave.com - Militaryhallofhonor.com - Aad.archives.gov - JF PELLOUAIS - Genealogytrails.com
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