Friday, November 25, 2016

PFC William P. Kotchick

courtesy Des Philippet
PFC William P. Kotchick was born in 1924 in Endicott, New York the third of six children born to Joseph and Irene M. (Schlossar) Kotchick. His parents were both natives of the Austria-Hungarian Empire. His father worked in a shoe factory and managed a restaurant.

William was drafted in March 1943.  After his initial training, William was sent to Europe.  He was already a PFC when transferred from the replacement depot to F Company 116th Infantry on 24 Oct 1944. PFC Kotchick was killed in action one month later on 25 Nov 1944.

PFC Kotchick is buried in the Netherlands American Cemetery.

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