Joseph J. Istvanik

Company C 1st Battalion 22nd Infantry

4th Infantry Division

KIA 04/03/1945




Joseph J. Istvanik was born in Pennsylvania on December 25, 1918. He was drafted into the Army
on April 22, 1941 at Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. His home of residence was listed as
Allegheny County, Pennsylvania and his civilian occupation was listed as Machinists.
He had completed four years of High School and was single with no dependents.
His religion was listed as Catholic.


According to an entry in the Journal of 1st Battalion 22nd Infantry S1/S3 (Forward)
Joseph J. Istvanik was assigned to Company C as a replacement officer on June 17, 1944.


First Lieutenant Istvanik was killed in action in Germany near the town of Weinsheim
on April 3, 1945.

He was awarded the Oak Leaf Cluster to the Bronze Star Medal in 4th Division General Orders
# 76 dated 18 October 1944.



Joseph J. Istvanik was buried in the temporary U.S. Military Cemetery,
Saint Avold Cemetery, Metz, France and some time later his remains
were returned to the United States where he was
reinterred in Pennsylvania.

Penn Lincoln Memorial Park
North Huntingdon Township
Westmoreland County


Grave marker for Joseph J. Istvanik
Though his grave is marked with Company B, casualty records
for the 22nd Infantry list Joseph J. Istvanik as a member of Company C.

Photo by Jill Ingram from the Find A Grave website








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