Sunday, July 3, 2016

PFC John A. Karafa

courtesy of Bessie Savery
PFC John A. Karafa may have been born in Illinois.  His father was also named John and was a miner.  After John entered the service he was sent to England and assigned to Headquarters Company 1st Battalion 116th Infantry where he trained for and with which unit he landed on D-Day, 6 Jun 1944.  On 14 Jun 1944 he was transferred to C Company 116th Infantry. PFC Karafa was killed in action on 3 Jul 1944.  He is buried in the Normandy American Cemetery.

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