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PFC Harold Warren Kopf
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Birth: Oct. 14, 1922
Centerville
Crawford County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Apr. 22, 1945, Philippines

Pfc Harold W. Kopf, fatally hit on April 22

Pfc Harold Warren Kopf, 22, a native, and for several years, a resident of Centerville, died on Apr. 22 from wounds in action on Luzon on Apr. 19. His parents Mr. and Mrs. Karl Kopf, of Buffalo, received the War Department telegrams last week and notified relatives in Centerville. The message telling of his death followed closely the one announcing that he was seriously wounded. No details as to how he was killed have been learned. In a recent letter home, the infantryman wrote that they were in the hills then and were very busy. Another letter received, a month ago, by Mrs. Kopf, was from a Filipino soldier and told of the bond of friendship between him and Pvt Kopf. In the Army only nine months, Pvt. Kopf was in the famous 25th Infantry Division which was in the Hawaiians at the time of Pearl Harbor. He was inducted last July and trained at Fort McClellan, Ala. Following a furlough just before Christmas, he left on Christmas morning for Fort Ord, Calif., where he spent a night with his uncle and aunt, Major and Mrs. G.F. Mitchell. The major is stationed at that fort. He was born on Oct 14, 1922, in Centerville and attended grade school there until the family moved to Buffalo. He was employed by the Curtis Wright Corporation there, and was in charge of eight machines at the time of his induction. Since the family moved away, Harold spent many summers here with his grandparents Mr. and Mrs. Lewis C. Walker.

Source: Titusville Herald, Monday, 14 May 1945
 
 
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 Parents:
  Karl Henry Kopf (1892 - 1979)
  Emilie Walker Kopf (1897 - 1953)
 
 Sibling:
  Harold Warren Kopf (1922 - 1945)
  Donald M Kopf (1925 - 1980)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Sunnyside Cemetery
Centerville
Crawford County
Pennsylvania, USA
 
Created by: ProgBase
Record added: Mar 25, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 67411606
PFC Harold Warren Kopf
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PFC Harold Warren Kopf
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- Russ Pickett
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