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Fikejs, Lloyd A.

FIKEJS

Posted By: Von Mings Stachon (email)
Date: 5/7/2007 at 20:16:45

Fikejs, Lloyd A.

Buckingham, IA

Serial No: 37115533

Born: Sep 30, 1913

Paarents: James L. and Mary A. Fikejs

Entered Army: Mar 2, 1942

Training in US: Camp Bowie, Camp Hood, LA Maneuvers

Left for Overseas: Fort Dix, NJ on Jan 14, 1943; arrived Casablanca, No. Africa on Jan 25, 1943. Assigned Hqs. Co. 776, Tank Destroyer Bn.

Sent to Front: Mar 16, 1943, with Hq. Co. 776, Tank Destroyer Bn., Bir. El., Hafey, No. Africa

Engagements: Tunisia, Mar 16, 1943; Naples-Foggia, Sep 16, 1943; Rome-Arno, Jan 22, 1944; Rhineland, Oct 30, 1944; Central Europe, Mar 22, 1945

Hospitalized Overseas: Castelfiorentino, Italy, malaria, 1 week

Medals-Ribbons: Good Conduct, European, African, Middle Eastern Theater, 1 Silver Star

Returned to US: LeHavre, France, Sep 13, 1945 into Newport News, VA on Sep 22, 1945

Discharged: Fort Sheridan, IL on Oct 6, 1945; rating: T/5

Months in Service: In US, 10 months, 26 days; overseas, 32 months, 9 days

Drove armored car for officer with forward C. P. battalion, having 550 daysŐ combat.

Present Occupation: Farming

Veteran data included here was generously provided by the American Legion Kubik-Finch Post #142, Traer, IA; data gathered by the Legion about 1949.)


 

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