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Edward J. Moskala
Birth: Nov. 6, 1921
Chicago
Cook County
Illinois, USA
Death: Apr. 9, 1945, Japan

World War II Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. Served as a Private First Class, U.S. Army, Company C, 383d Infantry, 96th Infantry Division. On April 9, 1945 Pvt. Moskalaís unitís attack on Kakazu Ridge, Okinawa, Ryukyu Islands was halted by enemy concentrated machinegun and mortar fire. With utter disregard for his personal safety, Pvt. Moskala charged 40 yards through withering, grazing fire and wiped out 2 machinegun nests. When strong counterattacks and fierce enemy resistance from other positions forced his company to withdraw, he voluntarily remained behind with 8 others to cover the maneuver. Fighting from a critically dangerous position for 3 hours, he killed more than 25 Japanese before following his surviving companions down the face of the ridge. He volunteered to protect other wounded while the bulk of the troops quickly took up more favorable positions. He had saved another casualty and killed 4 enemy infiltrators when he was struck and mortally wounded himself while aiding still another disabled soldier. Private First Class Edward J. Moskala received his Medal of Honor posthumously and it was accredited to the state of Illinois. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
Burial:
Rock Island National Cemetery
Rock Island
Rock Island County
Illinois, USA
Plot: E, 293
 
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Originally Created by: John "J-Cat" Griffith
Record added: Jun 25, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 7617383
Edward J. Moskala
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