Parichy

 


Q2/c William Emery Parichy


Born: 20 April 1924 - Chicago, Illinois

Parents: Emery A. Parichy & Margaret D. Kramer-Parichy

    - father was Proviso Township High School Board of Education President

Name on Military Records: Emery William Parichy

Siblings: 2 sisters

Home:

    - 1113 South Harlem Avenue - Forest Park, Illinois

Education:

    - Saint Bernadine School

    - Proviso Township High School
        - National Honor Society

        - Class of 1942

Enlisted:

    - 20 January 1943 - Chicago, Illinois

        - U.S. Navy

Serial Number: 851  22  62

Training:

    - Great Lakes Naval Station - Great Lakes, Illinois

Rank: Quartermaster Second Class

Ship:

    - U.S.S. Osprey

        - Raven Class minesweeper

            - 2 November 1943 - 5 June 1944

Engagements:

    - Normandy Invasion

Killed in Action:

    - 5 June 1944

        - Osprey struck mine on its way to Normandy

        - William Parichy was one of six sailors killed in explosion while dining

           below deck

        - although the fires were put out by the crew, the ship still sunk
    - 19 July 1944
        - parents receive word he was Missing in Action

Memorial: Tablets of the Missing - Normandy American Cemetery, Colleville-sur-Mer, France











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