Saturday, July 2, 2016

PFC Everett William Satzke

courtesy of L. Lee
PFC Everett William Satzke was born 28 Jun 1924 in Elmhurst, Illinois. He was the first born of the 3 children of Fred Lawrence and Meta M. (Mollenkamp) Satzke. His father drove a truck for a coal company when the family lived on Glade Avenue in York, Illinois in 1930 and was still doing the same work in 1940. The family had moved to Bloomingdale.

Everett was drafted in March 1943. After his basic military training he was sent to England and assigned to D Company 116th Infantry. He trained with the unit for and participated in the amphibious assault on D-Day, 6 Jun 1944. Surviving that he went on to fight with the unit until wounded on 1 Jul 1944. He was evacuated to a front-line hospital where he died of his wound(s) on 2 Jul 1944. 

PFC Satzke was repatriated and re-interred in Elm Lawn Cemetery in Elmhurst, Illinois.

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