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Parichy, QM2 William E.

QM2 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: 8512262 
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 an 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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