Private Carl J. Gajewski
Company B 1st Battalion 22nd Infantry
4th Infantry Division
Carl J. Gajewski was born in
1924. He was drafted into the Army on March 13, 1943
at Allentown, Pennsylvania. His home of residence was listed as Montgomery County,
Pennsylvania. He had completed one year of High School and was single with no dependents.
His religion was listed as Catholic.
He was assigned as a Private to
Company B 22nd Infantry on June 30, 1944.
He was one of 23 enlisted men assigned to the Company as replacements on that date.
Private Gajewski was seriously
wounded in action in Germany, on September 16, 1944,
during the first penetration into Germany by the 22nd Infantry, and died of his wounds the same day.
Telegram notifying Carl Gajewski's next-of-kin, of his being wounded.
Telegram notifying Carl Gajewski's next-of-kin, of his death.
Letter of condolence from Henry
Stimson, Secretary of War,
to the next-of-kin of Carl Gajewski, announcing the award of the Purple Heart Medal.
Certificate for the award of the Purple Heart Medal to Carl J. Gajewski.
Carl Gajewski's Purple Heart Medal
Memorial plaque of Carl Gajewski.
Carl J. Gajewski was originally
buried in the temporary U.S. Military Cemetery,
Fosse Cemetery, Namur, Belgium in Block D Row 3 Grave 49 and his remains were later
transferred and buried in Henri-Chapelle, most likely in 1948 when the temporary
cemeteries were shut down.
Henri-Chapelle American Cemetery and Memorial
Arrondissement de Verviers
Plot E Row 14 Grave 29
Grave marker for Carl J. Gajewski.
Photo by: Des Philippet from the Find A Grave website
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