Werstovshek

 

Cpl. Willard John Werstovshek


Born: 12 December 1913 - Chicago, Illinois

Parents: Anthone Werstovshek & Emily Kulle-Werstovshek

Siblings: 2 sisters, 2 brothers

Home:

    - 1103 South Circle Avenue - Forest Park, Illinois

    - resided in Pontiac, Michigan 

Education:

    - Field Stevenson School

    - Proviso Township High School

        - Class of 1933

            - left school before graduating

Occupation: salesman - Pontiac Varnish Company

Inducted:

    - U.S. Army

         - 19 February 1941

            - inducted Oakland County, Michigan

Serial Number: 36102802

Training: 

    - March Army Airfield - Riverside, California

        - transferred to infantry 

    - Camp Howze - Gainesville, Texas

Unit: 410th Infantry Regiment, 103rd Infantry Division

Engagements:

    - landed in southern France - October 1944

Killed in Action:

    - 24 November 1944 - Lusse, France

        - hit by enemy fire as he attempted to throw a hand grenade into an enemy held

          building

Buried:

    - Epinal American Cemetery - Epinal (Vosges), France

        - Plot: 44  Row:  44  Grave:  19

Medals:

    - Purple Heart

    - Silver Star




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