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Konicek, Alvin W.


Posted By: Von Mings Stachon (email)
Date: 5/8/2007 at 15:53:33

Konicek, Alvin W.

Traer, IA

Serial No: 37656770

Born: Apr 21, 1921

Parents: Mr. and Mrs. William Konicek

Entered Army: Jan 20, 1943, Air Corps, 2 yrs; Inf. 14 mos.

Training in US: Miami Beach, FL; Gainsville, TX

Left for Overseas: Camp Miles Standish, Boston, MA on Feb 10, 1945; arrived LeHavre, France on Feb 17, 1945. Assigned 69th Div. 272 Reg., 1st Bn., C Co.

Sent to Front: Feb 27, 1945 with 69th Div.

Engagements: Battle of Rhine; Battle of Central Europe; with first troops to meet Russians on Elbe River at Torgan, Germany

Medals-Ribbons: Good Conduct, Combat Infantry Badge, European Campaign Ribbon, 2 Battle Stars

Returned to US: LeHavre, France, Mar 12, 1946 into Camp Kilmer, NJ on Mar 22, 1946

Discharged: Camp McCoy, WI on Mar 26, 1946. Rating: Pfc

Months in Service: In US 24; overseas, 14

Shortly after V-E Day, spent 35 days at Antwerp, Belgium, waiting to ship for Pacific; then ordered back to Vienna, Austria, for occupation duty.

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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