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 Alexander Albert Drabik

Alexander Albert Drabik

Birth
Holland, Lucas County, Ohio, USA
Death 28 Sep 1993 (aged 82)
Columbia, Boone County, Missouri, USA
Burial Toledo, Lucas County, Ohio, USA
Memorial ID 9981 · View Source
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World War II US Army Figure. He served as a Staff Sergeant in Company A, 27th Armored Infantry Battalion, Combat Command B, 9th Armored Division, US Army. Under heavy fire during the assault against the Germans on March 7, 1945, Staff Sergeant Drabik led the charge on the Remagen Bridge, Germany. He was also the first soldier across the bridge which gave the US Army its first Allied bridgehead on the Rhine River. For conspicuous gallantry, he was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross by his commanded officer Major General John W. Leonard, on August 18, 1945. After war, he was a butcher in Toledo, Ohio, until he retired. He died at age 82 while en route to a reunion of his Army unit when his car crashed into a tractor trailer on Interstate 70, east of Rocheport, Missouri. On May 28, 2011, an Ohio Historical Marker was dedicated in his honor in Holland, Ohio.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 18 Jun 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 9981
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Alexander Albert Drabik (28 Dec 1910–28 Sep 1993), Find A Grave Memorial no. 9981, citing Resurrection Cemetery, Toledo, Lucas County, Ohio, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .