Friday, October 7, 2016
PFC Gerald J Becker
On 17 May 1941 Gerald married Irene M Terhaar also of Buffalo. They had 2 daughters the youngest of whom was Jean Catherine Becker who became Sister Mary Pauline of the Sisters of Saint Francis. Her older sister survives and she had 4 children (Gerald's grandchildren).
Gerald was drafted in December 1943 and on 7 Aug 1944 was assigned to L Company 116th Infantry. On 21 Sep 1944 he was promoted to PFC. On 7 Oct 1944 he was killed in action.
Gerald is buried in Mount Calvary Cemetery in Cheektowaga, New York.