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Pvt John Greeley "Jack" Koch
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Birth: Aug. 8, 1926
Peoria
Peoria County
Illinois, USA
Death: Mar. 6, 1945
Rheinberg, Germany

Pvt. U.S. Army, WW2-Pvt. Koch was killed in action 3-6-1945 while serving with the 49th Armored Infantry Battalion of the 8th Armored Infantry Division in Germany. He had been overseas less than two months before he died. This Division landed in France on January 5, 1945, and assembled near Bacqueville, and moved to Pont-a-Mousson for further training.

Pvt. Koch is the son of Mr. Millard J.& Mrs. Glenna {Greeley} Koch of 112 Gilbert Street in Peoria, Illinois. Pvt. Koch is a 1944 graduate of Peoria High, and was its Senior Class President. He enlisted in the Army on 9-6-1944, and did his training at Camp Croft, South Carolina, and was sent overseas as a replacement on January 22, 1945, and leaves two brothers, Gene at the University of Illinois, and Paul at home.

Awards: Silver Star Medal, Purple Heart Medal, Combat Infantry Badge, European Campaign Medal with One Battle Star, Army Good Conduct Medal, WWII Victory Medal.

Footnote: His body was returned to Central Illinois for burial on October 30, 1948. 
 
Burial:
Mount Hope Cemetery
Tremont
Tazewell County
Illinois, USA
 
Created by: David C. Henderson
Record added: Jun 08, 2010
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Pvt John Greeley Jack Koch
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Pvt John Greeley Jack Koch
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Citation:The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Silver Star Medal (Posthumously) to John G. Koch (36913196), Private, U.S. Army, for gallantry in action against the enemy while serving with the 49th Armored Infantry Battalion, 8t...(Read more)
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 Added: Oct. 4, 2010
 
 
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