Monday, August 29, 2016

PFC Bruno H. Pierdos

courtesy of Beverly Winchester
PFC Bruno H. Pierdos was born 3 Jun 1920 in Chicago, Illinois. He was the eldest of the 6 children born to Karol and Mary (Wantuch) Pierdos. Bruno was also known as Bronislaw. His father farmed. In the early 1920s the family moved back to Luszowce, Poland where they lived about 13 years before returning to the U.S. in 1936 and 1938. Bruno was working in a truck factory building truck bodies for which he earned a reported 1939 income of $1800. Bruno married Helen Synal on 24 Mar 1943.

Bruno was not married long before he was drafted, probably about January 1944. After his basic military training he was sent to the European theater and on 11 Aug 1944 was transferred from the replacement depot to A Company 116th Infantry. Initially reported as missing in action he was later confirmed as being killed in action on 29 Aug 1944 in the attack on Brest.

PFC Pierdos was repatriated in 1948 and re-interred in Camp Butler National Cemetery in Springfield, Illinois.

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