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Anton L. Krotiak
Birth: Aug. 15, 1915
Death: May 8, 1945

World War II Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He was killed in action. He served as a Private First Class in the United States Army in Company I, 148th Infantry, 37th Infantry Division. He was awarded the Medal of Honor for action on May 8, 1945 at Balete Pass, Luzon, Philippine Islands. His citation reads in part "A grenade thrown from above landed in the center of the group. Instantly pushing his comrades aside and jamming the grenade into the earth with his rifle butt, he threw himself over it, making a shield of his body to protect the men. The grenade exploded under him, and he died a few minutes later." (bio by: Don Morfe) 
 
Burial:
Holy Sepulchre Cemetery
Alsip
Cook County
Illinois, USA
Plot: Section 23, Block 14, Lot 8
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Don Morfe
Record added: Nov 22, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 8114583
Anton L. Krotiak
Added by: Gary Holcomb, Sr.
 
Anton L. Krotiak
Added by: Don Morfe
 
Anton L. Krotiak
Added by: Don Morfe
 
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- Lazer
 Added: Jan. 27, 2014
Thank you for your service.May you rest in peace.
- Robert Saulino, Sr.
 Added: Aug. 15, 2013

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