Kitcheos, PFC Alexander J.

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PFC Alexander Jay Kitcheos 
Born: 15 May 1918 
Mother: Torn Kitcheos & Frances Wegsyzn-Kitcheos 
– appeared parents divorced in the 1920s 
Siblings: 2 sisters, 1 brother 
Home: 
– 1001 Dunlap Avenue – Forest Park 
Education: 
– Field Stevenson School – Forest Park 
– Proviso Township High School 
– Class of 1938 
Occupation: furniture manufacturing 
Inducted: 
– 14 February 1942 
– U.S. Army 
– Fort MacArthur, San Pedro, California 
Serial Number: 39019445 
Training: 
– Camp Toccoa, Georgia 
– Fort Benning, Georgia 
– paratroop training 
– Fort Bragg, North Carolina 
Unit: Company F, 502 Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division 
Sailed for England: 4 September 1943 
Stationed: Chilton Foliat and Denford near Hungerford, Berkshire, England 
Engagements: 
– D Day – Normandy Invasion 
– jumped into drop zone west of Utah Beach 
– 6 June 1944 
– Battle of Carentan 
– Germans countered attacked to take town 
– 10 June 1944 – 14 June 1944 
Killed in Action: 
– Outside of St-Saveur-le-Vicomte – Manche, France 
– 27 June 1944 
Buried: 
– Forest Home Cemetery – Forest Park, Illinois 
– Section: 54 Lot: 425 
Medals: 
– Purple Heart 

 

 

Kitcheos Grave 2

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