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Pvt Joseph T Seredinski
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PVT Joseph T. Seredinski and T/5 CPL Norman Reynolds were presumed killed on 17 August 1944. PVT Seredinski and T/5 CPL Reynolds were assigned to the 234th Ordnance Service Platoon (Bomb Disposal). The platoon arrived in France on 4 August and proceeded to Cherbourg to participate in the clearance of the important harbor there. The platoon also assumed the duty of the segregation and disposal of the contents of a German ammunition dump with as estimated 100,000 tons of ordnance in storage. The first explosion occurred in an area where German hand grenades and detonators had been stored. The bodies of PVT Seredinski and T/5 CPL Reynolds who had been working in that vicinity were not recovered and were listed as missing-in-action. Bodies of two other soldiers, who were passing through the area on their way to a nearby beach for a swim, were recovered. PVT Seredinski service number is 33333852 and his home state is Pennsylvania. T/5 CPL Reynolds service number is 31135327 and his home state is Massachusetts. Both PVT Seredinski and T/5 CPL Reynolds are on honored on the Tablets of the Missing at Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial, Colleville-sur-Mer, France.Thanks for your service to our country. May you rest in peace.
- Mike R. Vining, SGM USA (Retired)
 Added: Apr. 10, 2013
- Jim Ferris
 Added: Oct. 17, 2011

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