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S/Sgt Paul Kozar

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Paul Kozar

Paul Kozar joined Company A, 134th Infantry Regiment on July 30, 1944, when the Company was near Torigny-sur-Vire in France. He was wounded in action on December 19, 1944 near Habkirchen, Germany and returned to duty on March 3, 1945 after recuperating from his wounds. He was killed near Hamm, Germany on May 27, 1945 when he was accidentally shot by a Sentry who was uable to recognize him due to darkness. He is buried at Netherlands American Cemetery, Margraten, Holland.

Bronze Star Medal Citation

Staff Sergeant Paul Kozar, 32913764, Infantry, United States Army, for heroic service in connection with military operations against an enemy of the United States in the vicinity of  ****, France on 17 November 1944. Sergeant Kozar, a squad leader, and another noncommissioned officer volunteered to reconnoiter the positions of the enemy mortars and rifle emplacements.  Sergeant Kozar and his companion advanced a distance of about 1600 yards into enemy territory, located the enemy emplacements and returned with the information which proved of primary importance in facilitating assault plans since the initial assault involved the crossing of open ground.  The courageous action and resourcefulness of Sergeant Kozar reflect credit upon his character and training as a soldier.  Entered military service from New Jersey.

Issued posthumously, General Orders 49, Headquarters 35th Infantry Division, 25 June 1945

The above newspaper article appeared in the Ukrainian Weekly newspaper, New York and Jersey City, published Saturday September 29, 1945.  CLICK HERE to download a copy of this newspaper.

Thanks to Mr. Sjaak Kierkels of the Netherlands for this newspaper article. His mother-in-law met S/Sgt Kozar in March 1945, 2 months before he was killed.

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