|courtesy of Des Philippet|
After entering the service, probably in late 1943, John was sent to Europe and transferred from the replacement depot to I Company 116th Infantry on 7 Aug 1944. He was promoted to PFC on 5 Sep 1944. PFC Jirousek was killed in action on 10 Oct 1944.
PFC Jirousek is buried in the Netherlands American Cemetery. Helga re-married in 1950.