Louis Drapkin

Company A 1st Battalion 22nd Infantry

4th Infantry Division

KIA 06/08/1944

 

 

Louis Drapkin was born in New York on April 19, 1910.
His enlistment record lists his year of birth as 1911.

He was drafted into the Army on May 5, 1942 at Fort Jay, Governors Island, New York.
His home of residence was listed as Brooklyn, New York and his civilian occupation was
listed as Purchasing Agents And Buyers. He had completed one year of college and was
single with no dependents. His religion was listed as Hebrew.

Private Drapkin was killed in action during 1st Battalion's attack
against the German artillery battery at Crisbecq, France.

He was listed as Missing In Action on June 8, 1944 and his death was confirmed on June 21, 1944.

 

Louis Drapkin was publicly listed as Missing In Action by the War Department
on August 4, 1944. The above is his name marked in the article published in the
New York Herald Tribune on August 5, 1944.

Courtesy of Megan Maggi

 

 

 

 

Upon notice of the death of Louis Drapkin the employees of Kaye & Einstein Furriers
on Seventh Avenue in New York City posted the above sympathy
notice in
The New York Times on August 1, 1944.

Courtesy of Megan Maggi

 

 

 

Certificate for the award of the Purple Heart Medal to Louis Drapkin

Courtesy of Megan Maggi

 

 

 

Louis Drapkin was buried in the temporary U.S. Military Cemetery
Sainte Mere-Eglise #1 at Carentan, France and some time later
his remains were returned to the United States where he was
reinterred in New York.

 

Burial:
Beth David Cemetery
Elmont
Nassau County
New York, USA

 

 

For a biography of Louis Drapkin click on the following link to read a tribute written by
Megan Maggi. The link is to a pdf file. To return to this page click on the back button in the file.

 

Private Louis Drapkin
Fallen Hero of the 22nd Infantry Regiment

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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