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S/Sgt. John Samuel Justus


Born: 17 December 1917 - Bellwood, Illinois

Parents: Fred Justus & Sophia Thierbach-Justus

Siblings: 2 sisters, 3 brothers

Home:

    - 2614 Glos Street - Bellwood, Illinois

Education:

    - Roosevelt School, Bellwood

    - Proviso Township High School

        - Class of 1936

Occupation: Jefferson Electric Company

Inducted:

    - 15 May 1942

        - U. S. Army

Serial Number: 36339260

Training: 

    - Fort Ord, Califonia

Unit: Company B, 169th Infantry Regiment, 43rd Infantry Division

Engagements:

    - Battle of Guadalcanal

    - Battle of Russell Islands

    - Battle of New Georgia

    - Battle of Philippine Islands

        - Island of Luzon

Killed in Action:

    - 24 January 1945

        - hit by mortar shrapnel

Buried:

    - Luzon, Philippine Islands

Reburied:

    - 14 August 1948 - Elm Lawn Cemetery - Elmhurst, Illinois

            - Section: 15  Lot:  22

Medals:

    - Purple Heart


 

 

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