Kitcheos

 

Pfc. Alexander Jay Kitcheos


Born: 15 May 1918

Mother: Torn Kitcheos & Frances Wegsyzn-Kitcheos

    - appeared parents divorced in 1920s

Siblings: 2 sisters, 1 brother

Home:

    - 1001 Dunlap Avenue - Forest Park

Education:

    - Field Stevenson School - Forest Park

    - Proviso Township High School

        - Class of 1938

Occupation: furniture manufacturing

Inducted:

    - 14 February 1942

        - U.S. Army

            - Fort MacArthur, San Pedro, California

Serial Number: 39019445

Training:

    - Camp Tocca, Georgia 

    - Fort Benning, Georgia

        - paratroop training

    - Fort Bragg, North Carolina

Unit: Company F, 502 Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division

Sailed for England: 4 September 1943

Stationed: Chilton Foliat and Denford near Hungerford, Berkshire, England

Engagements:

    - D Day - Normandy Invasion

        -  jumped into drop zone west of Utah Beach

            - 6 June 1944

    - Battle of Carentan

         - Germans countered attacked to take town

             - 10 June 1944 - 14 June 1944

Killed in Action:

    - Outside of St-Saveur-le-Vicomte - Manche, France

        - 27 June 1944

Buried:

    - Forest Home Cemetery - Forest Park, Illinois

        - Section: 54   Lot:  425

Medals:

    - Purple Heart


 

 

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