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PFC Carl C Sawosko

PFC Carl C Sawosko

Birth
Cook County, Illinois, USA
Death 13 Jan 1945 (aged 24)
Bastogne, Arrondissement de Bastogne, Luxembourg, Belgium
Burial Springfield, Sangamon County, Illinois, USA
Plot C, 222
Memorial ID 2560140 · View Source
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Killed in the village of Foy, Noville (or Noville-lez-Bastogne), Bastogne, Belgium.

Son of Kajetan and Rozalia Sawosko

Served under Major Dick Winters during the Battle of the Bulge.

From Biggest Brother: The Life of Major Dick Winters by Larry Alexander, page 151:

"(Private John T.) Julian had been the first man in the battalion to die in 1945, but the last two weeks of 1944 had also been tough on flesh and bone. In Easy Company, bullets or shrapnel had killed five men: A.P. Herron, Francis J. Mellett, Carl C. Sawosko, John E. Shindoll, and Harold R. Webb."

Mr. Alexander seems to be implying that Sawosko and the other four soldiers listed with him died in late 1944, but the official US Army records all list their deaths as January 1945. He may, of course, have done more research, or I may be misreading his paragraph. In any event, I recommend his book, if you enjoyed Band of Brothers by Stephen Ambrose you should enjoy Mr. Alexander's book.

Bio by Chris Mills


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  • Maintained by: Chris Mills
  • Originally Created by: US Veterans Affairs Office
  • Added: 3 Mar 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 2560140
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for PFC Carl C Sawosko (24 Nov 1920–13 Jan 1945), Find A Grave Memorial no. 2560140, citing Camp Butler National Cemetery, Springfield, Sangamon County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by Chris Mills (contributor 46897617) .