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PFC Alex M. Penkala, Jr
Birth: unknown
Death: Jan. 10, 1945

He served in the United States Army during World War II as a Private First Class in Company E ("Easy Company"), 2nd Battalion, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division.

He and his comrade Warren H. "Skip" Muck were killed by German artillery fire on the outskirts of the Belgian Luxembourg town of Foy. They were taking cover in a foxhole from the artillery when a direct hit landed on them. He was posthumously awarded the Purple Heart.

He and his comrades had their story told by historian Stephen Ambrose in his 1992 work "Band of Brothers". In the subsequent acclaimed 2001 HBO miniseries of the same name, he was portrayed by actor Tim Matthews. 
 
Burial:
Luxembourg American Cemetery and Memorial
Hamm
Luxembourg, Luxembourg
Plot: Plot I, Row 9, Grave 5.
 
Created by: Russ Dodge
Record added: Aug 03, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 55829656
PFC Alex M. Penkala, Jr
Added by: Dominique Potier
 
PFC Alex M. Penkala, Jr
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PFC Alex M. Penkala, Jr
Added by: Historian
 
 
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NARA Home of Record: St. Joseph County, Indiana...Killed In Action...Lies at rest in Luxembourg City in Plot I Row 9 Grave 5...Your service and sacrifice must never be forgotten.
- Eric Ackerman
 Added: Jul. 3, 2014

- Sharon
 Added: Jun. 6, 2014
Currahee!
-Anonymous
 Added: Jun. 6, 2014
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