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Stenzel, Tec 5 Otto E.

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T/5 Otto Edward Stenzel 
Born: 1912 – Illinois 
Parents: Christ & Anna Stenzel 
Hometown: 
– 306 South Seventh Avenue – Maywood, Illinois 
Education: 
– Washington School 
– Proviso Township High School 
– Class of 1932 
Enlisted: 
– Unknown 
– Illinois National Guard 
– 5 March 1941 
– U.S. Army 
Serial Number: 20606850 
Training: 
– Fort Knox, Kentucky 
Unit: Company E, 117th Infantry Regiment, 30th Infantry Division 
Engagements: 
– Omaha Beach, France – landed – 14 June 1944 
– Normandy, France – June/July 1944 
– Lower Normandy – August 1944 
Killed in Action: 
– 7 August 1944 
– Mortain, France, during the German Panzer counter-attack named Operation Luttich. The counter-attack was an attempt to stop the American advance made by Operation Cobra. His unit fought for six days and nights with only one operational radio and two batteries for it. 
Buried: 
– Normandy American Cemetery 
Reburied: 
– 24 September 1948 – Concordia Cemetery, Forest Park, Illinois 
Medals: 
– Purple Heart  

 

 

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