|Birth: ||Aug. 27, 1902|
|Death: ||Sep. 8, 1923, At Sea|
Unmarked grave. Likely buried next to his mother, Mary Zakrzewski (#72899654)(also unmarked).
Fireman August Zakrzewski was one of 20 men who died from the USS Young when several naval vessels went aground in fog on the California coast.
Details from his military service file:
dates of service: September 21, 1920-September 20, 1922; January 24, 1923-September 8, 1923; served aboard: USS Minneapolis [C-13]; USS Bruce [DD 329]; USS Reid [DD 292]; USS J. Fred Talbot [DD 156]; USS Maryland [BB 46]; USS Melville [AD-2]; and USS Young [DD 312] .
He enlisted September 21, 1920 for 2 years; discharged September 20, 1922 at Newport, RI; honorable discharge; address: 4309 S. 37th/32nd St., Omaha; laborer 5 years with Cudahy Pkg Co.; education through 5th grade; pay $48/month; he re-enlisted December 20, 1922 for 4 years; address: 4416 S. 34th St., Omaha; rank: Fireman 3rd class; promoted to Fireman 2nd class July 1, 1923; Good Conduct Medal issued July 25, 1923
One of the first articles about his death and burial:
Omaha Daily News September 21, 1923 Friday p. 10 col. 1
MILITARY FUNERAL FOR SHIPWRECK VICTIM
Military funeral services will be conducted for August Zakraszewski, 21, 4020 South Thirty-fourth street, Sunday at 3 p.m.
He was a fireman on the destroyer Young and was killed when the destroyer was wrecked off the California coast, September 9.
The funeral will be under the auspices of the South Omaha post of the American Legion and will be conducted by Father John Weiczorek, from the home to St. Stanislaus church. Burial will be in St. Mary Magdalene's cemetery.
Please see this website for further details about the disaster--and the memorial plaque naming August Zakrzewski and the other casualties:
Joseph Zakrzewski (1873 - 1942)
Mary Swiatkowska Zakrzewski (____ - 1910)
Saint Mary Magdalene Cemetery
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Record added: Jul 08, 2011
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