PFC Samuel K Eckis, Jr

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PFC Samuel K Eckis, Jr

Samuel served as a Private First Class, U.S. Army during World War II.

He resided in Washington County, Maryland prior to the war.

He enlisted in the Army on January 21, 1943 in Baltimore, Maryland. He was noted as being employed as a Shipping and receiving clerk and also as Single, without dependents.

Samuel "Died Of Wounds" received in action on Leyte Island on November 3, 1944 during the war and was awarded the Purple Heart.

Service # 33551924

Daily Mail, Dec 13, 1944, page 12

"Pvt Samuel K. Eckis Jr., age 21, of Williamsport, died November 10 of wound received in action on Leyte Island on November 3.

He was a graduate of Williamsport High School and was a member of the 382nd Infantry. Before joining the Army, PFC Eckis attended A.S.T.P. at DePaul University, and was an appointee of West Point, class of 1945."

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  • Created by: Russ Pickett
  • Added: 26 Mar 2013
  • Find A Grave Memorial 107371998
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for PFC Samuel K Eckis, Jr (1923–10 Nov 1944), Find A Grave Memorial no. 107371998, citing Greenlawn Cemetery, Williamsport, Washington County, Maryland, USA ; Maintained by Russ Pickett (contributor 46575736) .