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Frederick J. Babich
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Birth: Nov. 17, 1924
Ironwood
Gogebic County
Michigan, USA
Death: Mar. 25, 1945, Germany

T-5 FRED J. BABICH KILLED IN GERMANY
Former Football and Basketball Player Died March 25.

T-5 Fred J. Babich, son of Mrs. Julia Babich, 103 Clemens street, Ironwood, was killed in action in Germany, March 25, according to word received last night from the war department. T-5 Babich was inducted into the army March 15, 1943, and received his basic training at Camp Callen, Calif., and Camp Hulen, Texas, in the anti aircraft division. Last July, he was transferred into the infantry at Fort Benning, Ga. He was home on furlough in December, 1944, and was sent overseas in January 1945. T-5 Fred Babich was a graduate of the Luther L. Wright high school in 1942, and was a member of the football and basketball teams. Besides his mother, Mrs. Julia Babich, he is survived by one sister, Katherine. (Daily Globe, Ironwood, MI, Wednesday, April 4, 1945, p. 1, Col. 5)


F. Babich Rites Set Wednesday
Remains of Hero Arriving Tuesday

The remains of T-5 Frederick J. Babich, son of Mrs. Julia Babich of 103 Clemens street who was killed in action in Germany in World War II, will arrive here Tuesday morning under escort from Chicago for final burial services. Funeral services will be held at 9 Wednesday morning at Holy Trinity church. Upon arrive here the remains will be taken to the McKevitt-Kershner-Patrick Co. funeral home where friends may call beginning Tuesday noon until time of services. The Ironwood post of the Veterans of Foreign Wars will conduct the military rites. A rosary service for the war hero will be recited at the funeral home at 7:30 Tuesday night. Entombment will be in Riverside mausoleum. The deceased was born in Ironwood November 17, 1924. He attended public schools, graduating from Luther L. Wright high school with the class of June 1942. In high school he was prominent as a member of the football, basketball and track teams. After graduation, he was employed at the Gogebic Auto company in Ironwood until he was inducted into service March 15, 1943. He received his basic training at Camp Callen, Calif., and at Camp Hulen, Texas in the anti-aircraft division. In July 1944 he was transferred to the 71st division of the infantry at Fort Benning, Ga. He was home on furlough in December 1944 and went overseas in January 1945. When he arrived in France in February of 1945 the 71st division was assigned to the Seventh army. Then it was shifted to the Fifteenth army, later assigned to the Third army. T-5 Babich was killed in Lingenfeld, Germany March 25, 1945. Surviving besides his mother is a sister, Katherine, at home. his father died in August 1942. (Ironwood Daily Globe, Ironwood, MI, Monday Evening, December 27, 1948, p. 1, Col. 2)
 
 
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 Parents:
  Michael Babich (1890 - 1942)
  Julia Tezak Babich (1899 - 1969)
 
 Sibling:
  Katherine D Babich Inch (1919 - 2011)*
  Frederick J. Babich (1924 - 1945)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
FREDERICK J BABICH
MICHIGAN
TEC5 5 INF 71 DIV
WORLD WAR II
NOV 17 1924 - MARCH 25 1945
 
Burial:
Riverside Cemetery
Ironwood
Gogebic County
Michigan, USA
 
Created by: mokennehan
Record added: Nov 28, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 81146274
Frederick J. Babich
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Frederick J. Babich
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Frederick J. Babich
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NARA Home of Record: Gogebic County, Michigan...Killed In Action...Your service and sacrifice must never be forgotten.
- Eric Ackerman
 Added: Jul. 23, 2014

- mokennehan
 Added: Jun. 10, 2013
 
 
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