1LT Jindrich L “Henry” Chovanec

1LT Jindrich L “Henry” Chovanec

Birth
Texas, USA
Death 30 Apr 1943 (aged 28)
Papua New Guinea
Burial Fayetteville, Fayette County, Texas, USA
Memorial ID 33895467 · View Source
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Served with 90th Bomb Group 321st Squadron Kia in New Guinea

In civilian life he was a teacher and basketball coach
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Military re-interment services for First Lt. Henry L. Chovanec, 28, will be held at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Peter Chovanec Sr. of Fayetteville, R1, Sunday, at 9 a.m.

Services will be continued at St. John Catholic church at Fayetteville, Rev. Frank L. Matustik officiating and Koenig Funeral Home directing. Burial will be in St. John's Catholic Cemetery.

All local Legionnaires and VFW members are requested to attend the services, and should be at the church in Fayetteville by 9:15 a.m. Everyone is asked to wear their cap; but it you don't have a cap, get your poppies at the church. Firing squads of both organizations will participate.

Lt. Chovanec was born near Fayetteville on July 8, 1914. After graduating from Fayetteville High School, he attended and graduated from Texas University, where he was a basketball star. He taught school and coached basketball for several years, the last few at Moulton. He received his flight training at Hicks Field. He married Miss Betty Pasley in California on Aug. 21, 1942.

Lt. Chovanec lost his life in New Guinea on April 30, 1943.

Besides his parents and widow, he leaves five sisters, Mrs. Mary Zapalac and Mrs. Sophie Slansky of Sealy, Mrs. Anna Novak and Miss Albina Chovanec of Fayetteville, and Mrs. Julia Novak of Beasley; and two brothers, Ludvik of Crosby and Peter Chovanec Jr. of Fayetteville.

La Grange Journal, La Grange, Texas, Thursday, February 24, 1949


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  • Created by: Kenneth & Carolyn
  • Added: 15 Feb 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 33895467
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for 1LT Jindrich L “Henry” Chovanec (8 Jul 1914–30 Apr 1943), Find A Grave Memorial no. 33895467, citing Fayetteville Catholic Cemetery, Fayetteville, Fayette County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Kenneth & Carolyn (contributor 46788418) .