|Death: ||Nov. 18, 1944, Germany|
Son of Patrick Stakem.
Husband of Lucy (Mitchell) Stakem.
Father of June and Carl Stakem.
Carl served as a Private, 12th Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Division, U.S. Army during World War II.
He resided in Lonaconing, Allegany County, Maryland prior to the war.
He enlisted in the Army on March 29, 1944 at Fort George G. Meade, Maryland. He was noted as being employed as a Carpenter and also as Married.
He was "Killed In Action" in the Battle of Hürtgen Forest, Germany during the war and was awarded a Bronze Star and a Purple Heart.
Service # 33849532
News Article (Submitted by Eric Ackerman)
CUMBERLAND EVENING TIMES, CUMBERLAND, MARYLAND, SATURDAY, DECEMBER 1, 1945, PAGE THREE
LONACONING SOLDIER REPORTED AS KILLED
Previously reported missing in action since November 18, 1944, Pvt. Carl F. Stakem, 35, of Lonaconing, is listed as dead by the War Department, which declared the soldier lost his life in a heavily mined area in Germany, November 19, 1944.
Pvt. Stakem is survived by his widow, Mrs. Lucy (Mitchell) Stakem; two children, June and Carl Stakem, of Douglas avenue, Lonaconing, and his father, Patrick Stakem, of Lonaconing.
Entering the Army in March, 1944, Pvt. Stakem was sent overseas in October with an infantry unit.
Patrick Aloysius Stakem (1876 - 1948)
Anna Reid Stakem (1868 - 1956)
Lucille E Mitchell Stakem (1911 - 1967)
Carl M Stakem (1933 - 1975)*
Mary Ester Stakem Bonig (1901 - 1976)*
Edward J Stakem (1907 - 1989)*
Carl F Stakem (1909 - 1944)
Note: Entered the service from Maryland.
Ardennes American Cemetery and Memorial
Arrondissement de Liège
Plot: Plot C Row 24 Grave 18
Maintained by: Russ Pickett
Originally Created by: CWGC/ABMC
Record added: Aug 07, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 56361037