Tuesday, December 5, 2017
SGT Jesse George Salajczyk
Jesse was drafted right out of high school in in June 1943. After his basic military training he was sent to England and the European theater of operations. We do not know to which units he was assigned before being transferred from the replacement depot to C Company 116th Infantry on 29 Oct 1944. As a CPL he likely already had combat experience with another infantry unit. CPL Salajczyk was promoted to SGT on 23 Nov 1944 and officially began serving as a squad leader. SGT Salajczyk was killed in action on 5 Dec 1945 as the unit fought along the west bank of the Roer River in Germany.
SGT Salajczyk rests forever in the Netherlands American Cemetery.
Jesse's brother, Thaddeus Casimer Salajczyk, also served in the U.S. Army in WW2.