Werstovshek, Cpl. Willard J.

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Cpl. Willard John Werstovshek 
Born: 12 December 1913 – Chicago, Illinois 
Parents: Anthone Werstovshek & Emily Kulle-Werstovshek 
Siblings: 2 sisters, 2 brothers 
Home: 
– 1103 South Circle Avenue – Forest Park, Illinois 
– resided in Pontiac, Michigan 
Education: 
– Field Stevenson School 
– Proviso Township High School 
– Class of 1933 
– left school before graduating 
Occupation: salesman – Pontiac Varnish Company 
Inducted: 
– U.S. Army 
– 19 February 1941 
– inducted Oakland County, Michigan 
Serial Number: 36102802 
Training: 
– March Army Airfield – Riverside, California 
– transferred to infantry 
– Camp Howze – Gainesville, Texas 
– Camp Haan, California
– anti-aircraft battery
Unit: 410th Infantry Regiment, 103rd Infantry Division 
Engagements: 
– landed in southern France – October 1944 
Killed in Action: 
– 24 November 1944 – Lusse, France 
– hit by enemy fire as he attempted to throw a hand grenade into an enemy-held building 
Buried: 
– Epinal American Cemetery – Epinal (Vosges), France 
– Plot: 44 Row: 44 Grave: 19 
Medals: 
– Purple Heart 
– Silver Star 

 

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