|PFC George T Kovacs|
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|Death: ||Jan. 9, 1945, Belgium|
WOODBRIDGE - The war death toll in the Township continued to grow this week as four more names were added to make a total of 93 men, who have died in the service of their country.
Pvt. George Kovacs was 24 years old and the son of Mrs. Mary Kovacs of the 117 High Street, Woodbridge. He was married to the former Mary Ontkas, of Woodbridge June 3, 1944.
He was inducted on December 17, 1943 and went overseas in July of 1944. He was wounded in August somewhere in France and according to the telegram received by his mother he was killed January 9 in Belgium.
Prior to his induction, Pvt. Kovacs was employed by the Singer Manufacturing Co.
Article can be found in Fords Beacon, February 1, 1945, page 1
WOODBRIDGE — Five men from Woodbridge Township who died while fighting for their country in World War II are among the war dead who are due to arrive in New York today aboard the U. S. Army Transport Robert Burns for re-burial in a private or national cemetery in accordance with the wishes of their next of-kin.
Most of the returning dead are from the Henri Chapelle Military Cemetery at Eupen, Belgium, and included among them are many who fell in the D-Day assault on Omaha Beach. A few of them were buried in the cemetery at Saint Laurent-sur-Mer, 10 miles west of Bayeux, France.
The vessel will dock in New York Harbor and the caskets will be taken to the distribution centre at the Brooklyn Army Base.
Included among the returning heroes who made the supreme sacrifice and their next-of-kin are:
Private Arthur H. Heaton, Wyatt and Demarest Streets, Avenel; William Thomas Heaton; Pvt. Adam J. Kluj, 333 New Brunswick Avenue, Fords, Mrs. Violette Kluj; Pvt. George T. Kovacs, 117 High Street, Woodbridge, Mrs. Maria Kovacs; Pvt. Edward P. Miller, 506 New Brunswick Avenue, Fords, Paul Miller; PFC. John J. Sullivan Jr., 322 Amboy Avenue, Woodbridge, John J. Sullivan.
Article can be found in Fords Beacon, November 26, 1947, page 1
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Record added: Jul 11, 2013
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