Monday, October 10, 2016

PFC John J. Jirousek

courtesy of Des Philippet
PFC John J. Jirousek was born about 1912 in Germany.  From at least 1935 to 1940 he lived at 1544 Kenilworth Avenue, Berwyn, Illinois with his wife, Helga (Ebel) Jirousek.

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. 

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