Joseph M. Smierciak

Company D 1st Battalion 22nd Infantry

4th Infantry Division

KIA 09/16/1944

 

 

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.

Burial:
Henri-Chapelle American Cemetery and Memorial
Henri-Chapelle
Liège, Belgium
Plot H Row 12 Grave 59

 

     

Grave marker for Joseph M. Smierciak

Photo by Des Philippet
from the
Find A Grave website

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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