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Stenzel, Tec 5 Otto E.


T/5 Otto Edward Stenzel 
Born: 1912 – Illinois 
Parents: Christ & Anna Stenzel 
– 306 South Seventh Avenue – Maywood, Illinois 
– Washington School 
– Proviso Township High School 
– Class of 1932 
Selective Service Registration: 10 November 1941
Contact Person: Anna Stenzel – mother
Residence: 1528 North Thirty-third Avenue – Melrose Park, Illinois
– Unknown 
– Illinois National Guard 
– 5 March 1942
– U.S. Army 
Serial Number: 20606850 
– Fort Knox, Kentucky 
Unit: Company E, 117th Infantry Regiment, 30th Infantry Division 
– 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. 
– Normandy American Cemetery 
– 24 September 1948 – Concordia Cemetery, Forest Park, Illinois 
– Purple Heart  



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