Wednesday, July 6, 2016
SSG Charles E. Hanisko
Charles was apparently working as a warehouseman when drafted in February 1942. After training he was sent to England and assigned to C Company 116th Infantry. He trained for the amphibious assault with that unit and took part in the D-Day assault. Charles was already a SSG at that time and when he was wounded by shrapnel in the left elbow on 17 Jun 1944 but remained on duty. SSG Hanisko was killed in action on 6 Jul 1944. He was posthumously awarded the Bronze Star.
SSG Hanisko is buried in the Normandy American Cemetery.