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PFC Alex M. Penkala, Jr
Birth: Aug. 30, 1924
South Bend
St. Joseph County
Indiana, USA
Death: Jan. 10, 1945
Luxembourg, Belgium

He served in the United States Army during World War II as a Private First Class in Company E ("Easy Company"), 2nd Battalion, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division.

He and his comrade Warren H. "Skip" Muck were killed by German artillery fire on the outskirts of the Belgian Luxembourg town of Foy. They were taking cover in a foxhole from the artillery when a direct hit landed on them. He was posthumously awarded the Purple Heart.

He and his comrades had their story told by historian Stephen Ambrose in his 1992 work "Band of Brothers". In the subsequent acclaimed 2001 HBO miniseries of the same name, he was portrayed by actor Tim Matthews. 
 
Burial:
Luxembourg American Cemetery and Memorial
Hamm
Canton de Luxembourg
Luxembourg, Luxembourg
Plot: Plot I, Row 9, Grave 5.
 
Created by: Russ Dodge
Record added: Aug 03, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 55829656
PFC Alex M. Penkala, Jr
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Thank you for our Freedom, your Service and Sacrifices. Rest in Peace and God Bless.
- Ellbee
 Added: Sep. 7, 2016

- ARMYBRATGIRL
 Added: May. 3, 2016
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