Wednesday, July 20, 2016

2LT Chester S. Cabaj

courtesy of Bessie Savery
2LT Chester S. Cabaj was born 1915 in Dunkirk, New York to Stanislaus and Josephine Cabaj.  Both his parents were Polish immigrants.  Stanislaus worked as a locomotive mechanic.  In 1940, Chester was working as a shipping clerk in a steel mill with a reported income of $1300 in 1939.

Chester was drafted in Jan 1941.  He must have exhibited good leadership qualities to have been selected for Officer Candidate School.  After commissioning he was assigned to L Company 116th Infantry from the replacement depot on 17 Jul 1944.  He was killed in action 3 days later on 20 Jul 1944.

2LT Cabaj is buried in the Normandy American Cemetery

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