|courtesy of Patricia Bunyard|
John was drafted in April 1941. At that time draftees were sent to regional training centers and John was likely sent to Fort Meade, Maryland where he was assigned to an infantry company. He would then have trained there before being moved with his unit. SSG Sadowski was transferred from the replacement depot to I Company 116th Infantry on 22 Jul 1944. He was obviously already an experienced combat leader because he was promoted to TSGT just 1 month later and began serving as a platoon sergeant. TSGT Sadowski was killed in action on 31 Aug 1944 as the regiment attacked German units in Brest, France.
TSGT Sadowski is buried in the Brittany American Cemetery.