Stenzel

 

Tec 5 Otto Edward Stenzel


Born: 1912 - Illinois

Parents: Christ & Anna Stenzel

Hometown:

    - 306 South Seventh Avenue - Maywood, Illinois

Education:

    - Washington School

    - Proviso Township High School

        - Class of 1932

Enlisted:

    - Unknown

        - Illinois National Guard

    - 5 March 1941

        - U.S. Army

Serial Number: 20606850

Training: 

    - Fort Knox, Kentucky

Unit: Company E, 117th Infantry Regiment, 30th Infantry Division

Engagements:

    - Omaha Beach, France -  landed - 14 June 1944

    - Normandy, France - June/July 1944

    - Lower Normandy - August 1944

Killed in Action:

    - 7 August 1944

        - Mortain, France, during the German Panzer counter-attack named Operation

          Luttich.  The counter-attack was an attempt to stop the American advance

          made by Operation Cobra.  His unit fought for six days and nights with only

          one operational radio and two batteries for it.

Buried:

    - Normandy American Cemetery 

Reburied: 

    - 24 September 1948 - Concordia Cemetery, Forest Park, Illinois

Medals:

   - Purple Heart 


 

 

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