Thursday, October 13, 2016

PFC Charles J. Korpics

courtesy of Des Philippet
PFC Charles J. Korpics was born 18 Oct 1915 in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania to Frank Joseph and Anna (Horvath) Korpics. His parents were natives of Hungary.  His father ran a grocery. Charles was managing a restaurant in 1940 and reported a 1939 income of $450. Charles was working at Bethlehem Steel by 1943.

Charles was drafted in October 1943.  After his initial training he was sent to Europe and transferred from the replacement depot to F Company 116th Infantry on 22 Jun 1944.  PVT Korpics was promoted to PFC on 15 Aug 1944. PFC Korpics was wounded on 13 Oct 1944 and evacuated to hospital where he died of his wound(s) that same day. 

PFC Korpics is buried in the Henri-Chapelle American Cemetery. Brothers, Daniel, William and Louis all served in the Navy during the war.

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