Maczulaitis

 

Pvt. Albert Joseph Maczulaitis


Born: 15 April 1925 - Melrose Park, Illinois

Parents: Joseph Maczulaitis & Vincenta Samarakas-Maczulaitis

Siblings: 1 brother

Home:

    - 1515 North Sixteenth Avenue - Melrose Park, Illinois

Education:

    - Proviso Township High School

        - Class of 1943

Enlisted:

    - 28 June 1943

Serial Number: 36753628

Training: 

    - Camp Callan, California

        - trained there for nearly two years

    - anti-aircraft unit - Ontario, California

    - Camp Bowie, Texas

Unit: 

    - 83rd Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, 3rd Armored Division

Engagements:

    - D-Day Invasion - 6 June 1944

        - hedgerow fighting

    -  Falaise Gap

        - ordered to close gap to trap German 7th Army

    - Rhineland - 7 February 1945

    - Cologne, Germany - March 1945

    - Dora-Mittelbau Concentration Camp - 11 April 1945

Killed in Action:

    - 15 April 1945 

        - shot by sniper

        - died on his twentieth birthday

Buried:  

    - US Military Cemetery #1 - Breuna, Germany

Reburied:

    - November 1948 

        - Mount Carmel Catholic Cemetery, Hillside, Illinois

Medals:

    - Purple Heart


 

 

 

 

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