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 • Milam County
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Jerry Frank Tomek
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Birth: Sep. 7, 1925
Death: Jul. 6, 1943

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Cenotaph . . . he is also listed on the tablets of the missing at the Manila American Cemetery and Memorial aka the Fort William McKinley Cemetery . . .
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Jerry Frank Tomek, Fireman Second Class, United States Navy, first reported missing in action by the Navy Department in 1943, and whose name has been carried on the missing list since, is now reported to have lost his life at sea. Jerry Frank was serving aboard the Helena, cruiser of the U.S. Naval forces operating against Japan in the Pacific. The Cruiser was sunk on July 6, 1943. Frank Tomek, Sr., father of Fireman 2-c, Jerry Frank Tomek, has just received a letter from Secretary of the Navy, James Forestall, advising that the Navy Department now considers his son lost. Hopes had been held out that he might still be alive and help prisoner by the Japs. Secretary Forestall says in his letter that based upon information at hand and due to the time which has lapsed since the cruiser was sunk, that Jerry Frank must be presumed to have lost his life either in the battle or in the waters after his ship went down. "He gave his life upholding the highest traditions of the Navy," wrote the Secretary. The Cameron Herald (Cameron, Texas), September 1, 1945, Page 1
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 Parents:
  Frank Joseph Tomek (1893 - 1973)
  Annie Chernosky Tomek (1897 - 1969)
 
 Siblings:
  Frank John Tomek (1916 - 2011)*
  John Anton Tomek (1919 - 2007)*
  Jerry Frank Tomek (1925 - 1943)*
  Jerry Frank Tomek (1925 - 1943)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Saints Cyril and Methodius Church Cemetery
Marak
Milam County
Texas, USA
 
Created by: BeNotForgot
Record added: Jan 04, 2014
Find A Grave Memorial# 122750169
Jerry Frank Tomek
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Jerry Frank Tomek
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Jerry Frank Tomek
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Thank you for your service and sacrifice. Rest in peace.
- CHS
 Added: Feb. 7, 2015

- BeNotForgot
 Added: Jan. 4, 2014
 
 
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