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Stephen gave his occupation as being a machinist on his marriage license. He married Margaret Janesko on 13 Aug 1942. They would have a son on 3 Jun 1943.
Stephen was drafted in June 1943. After his training as a infantryman he was sent to England and assigned to K Company 116th Infantry prior to the D-Day landings on Omaha Beach in which he apparently took part. On 1 Jul 1944 Stephen was promoted to PFC. PFC Kalata was killed in action on 18 Jul 1944.
PFC Kalata was repatriated in 1948. He was buried in the Visitation Parish Cemetery in Mount Pleasant, Pennsylvania. Brother, Joseph John Kalata also served in the Army during the war as a CPL in the 706 Anti-Aircraft Machinegun Battery. Margaret did re-marry after the war. Their son became a successful dentist.