Kyriazopulos, S/Sgt. Louis G.

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S/Sgt. Louis G. Kyriazopulos 
Born: 6 September 1919 – River Grove, Illinois 
Parents: Charles & Martha Kyriazopulos 
Siblings: 3 sisters, 2 brothers 
Home: 
– 2826 North Thatcher Avenue, River Grove, Illinois 
Note- When he was 13 years old, his family’s restaurant was being robbed. He was asleep in their apartment above the business when one of the robbers fired his gun and woke him. He grabbed his father’s shotgun and aimed it from the window at one of the lookouts outside the business and wounded him in the arm. The robbers quickly left and he fired the other shell spraying the car, which was later found abandoned, with pallets.
Education: 
– River Grove School 
– Proviso Township High School 
– Class of 1936 
– attended college for three years 
Employment: Self-employed
Selective Service Registration: 16 October 1940
Contact Person: James Kyriazopulos – brother
Inducted: 
– 29 August 1941 – Chicago, Illinois 
– U. S. Army 
Serial Number: 36047673 
Training: 
– Unknown 
Unit: 501st Anti-Aircraft Artillery Battalion 
Engagements: 
– Attu Island 
– Aleutian Islands 
– 11 May 1943 – U.S. Troops landed 
Killed in Action: 
– May 1943 
Buried: 
– Mount Emblem Cemetery – Elmhurst, Illinois 
– Section: L Lot: 450 Grave: 1 
Medals: 
– Purple Heart 
*Note: In May 1946, the remains of all Americans killed on Attu Island were
returned to their families or reburied at Fort Richardson, Alaska. 

 

Kyriazopulos Grave

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