Friday, September 2, 2016

CPL Jozef W. Nabozney

courtesy of Ted on "Find A Grave"
CPL Jozef W. Nabozney was born 30 Mar 1920 in Enfield, Connecticut. He was one of at least 8 children born to Stephen and Anna (Krol) Nabonzy. His parents were natives of Poland and his father worked as a day laborer (later for Bigelow-Sanford and Gordon Brothers). The family name has been spelled a number of ways with all the other family members apparently using "Nabonzy" in most cases.

Jozef's spelling of his last name may have originated with an Army clerk when he enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1938 or 1939. We don't know in what other units Jozef might have served but he was serving as a squad leader in Headquarters and Headquarters Company 3rd Battalion 116th Infantry on D-Day, 6 Jun 1944. He continued to serve with the unit until wounded on 23 Jun 1944 and sent to hospital. He returned to the unit from the hospital via the replacement depot on 11 Aug 1944. CPL Nabozney was killed in action on 2 Sep 1944.

CPL Nabozney was repatriated and re-interred in Holy Cross Cemetery in Enfield, Connecticut with his brother, Edward.

Brother, Frank S. Nabonzy, was a merchant seaman who served throughout the war on different ships in all theaters. Brother, PVT Edward R. Nabonzy, was killed in action on 13 Dec 1943 in Italy while serving as an aidman with Medical Detachment, 143rd Infantry and was posthumously awarded the Silver Star.

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