Joseph M. Smierciak
Company D 1st Battalion 22nd Infantry
4th Infantry Division
Joseph M. Smierciak was born in
Pennsylvania in 1918. He was drafted into the Army
on April 30, 1942 at Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. His home of residence was listed as Mt. Pleasant,
Pennsylvania and his civilian occupation was listed as Semiskilled Miners, And Mining-machine Operators.
He had completed grammar school and was single with no dependents. His religion was listed as Catholic.
Private Smierciak was killed in action in Germany on September 16, 1944, near the town of Sellerich.
Joseph M. Smierciak was buried
in the temporary U.S. Military cemetery at Fosse, Belgium
in Block G Row 7 Grave 124 and his remains were later transferred to the cemetery at Henri-Chapelle
most likely in 1948 when the temporary cemeteries were shut down.
Henri-Chapelle American Cemetery and Memorial
Plot H Row 12 Grave 59
Grave marker for Joseph M. Smierciak
Photo by Des Philippet
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