Saturday, July 30, 2016

1LT Stephen Beskid

courtesy of Bessie Savery
1LT Stephen Beskid was born 6 Feb 1917 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to John and Mary (Feckso) Beskid.  His father worked for the railroad.

Stephen entered the service in March 1942.  On 5 Aug 1943 he married Dorothy Virginia Graff in Little Rock, Arkansas.  Sometime after that he was sent overseas and on 6 Jul 1944 he was assigned from the replacement depot to H Company 116th Infantry as a platoon leader.  1LT Beskid was killed in action on 30 Jul 1944.

1LT Beskid is buried in the Normandy American Cemetery.  Dorothy remarried in 1946.  They had no children.

Stephen had one brother, Thomas Beskid, who served in the U.S. Army during the war attaining the rank of PFC.  

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