Maczulaitis, Pvt. Albert J.

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Pvt. Albert Joseph Maczulaitis 
Born: 15 April 1925 – Melrose Park, Illinois 
Parents: Joseph Maczulaitis & Vincenta Samarakas-Maczulaitis 
Siblings: 1 brother 
Home: 
– 1515 North Sixteenth Avenue – Melrose Park, Illinois 
Education: 
– Proviso Township High School 
– Class of 1943 
Selective Service Registration: 15 April 1943
Contact Person: Vincenta Maczulaitis
– registered while a senior in high school
Enlisted: 
– 28 June 1943 
Serial Number: 36753628 
Training: 
– Camp Callan, California 
– trained there for nearly two years 
– anti-aircraft unit – Ontario, California 
– Camp Bowie, Texas 
Unit: 
– 83rd Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, 3rd Armored Division 
Engagements: 
– D-Day Invasion – 6 June 1944  
– hedgerow fighting 
– Falaise Gap 
– ordered to close the gap to trap German 7th Army 
– Rhineland – 7 February 1945 
– Cologne, Germany – March 1945 
– Dora-Mittelbau Concentration Camp – 11 April 1945 
Killed in Action: 
– 15 April 1945 
– shot by sniper 
– died on his twentieth birthday 
Buried: 
– US Military Cemetery #1 – Bruna, Germany 
Reburied: 
– November 1948 
– Mount Carmel Catholic Cemetery, Hillside, Illinois 
Medals: 
– Purple Heart 

 

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