Sunday, September 18, 2016

PVT Steve Mandich

courtesy of Erin Proctor
PVT Steve Mandich was born 6 Sep 1924 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He was the oldest of 3 children born to Andrew Michael and Sofie (Kosanovich) Mandich. His father was a native of Yugoslavia and worked in a steel mill reporting a 1939 income of $800.

Steve volunteered for military service on 15 Jul 1942 in Pittsburgh.  After training he was sent overseas to the European theater in August 1944. We do not know when he was assigned to I Company 116th Infantry. PVT Mandich was killed in action on 18 Sep 1944.

PVT Mandich's final resting place is in the Brittany American Cemetery.

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