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2nd Lt John Matraszek, Jr
137th Infantry Regiment - Company G
1941 Temple University Yearbook, School of Pharmacy
John Matraszek, Jr, son of John (Jan) and Boleslawa
Matraszek, was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on December 2, 1917. He
registered for the draft on October 16, 1940. At that time he was a student at
Temple University. His draft record lists him as 6'4" tall, weighing 180 pounds,
with blue eyes, blonde hair, and a light complexion. He was inducted into the
Army on June 15, 1942 at Philadelphia.
2nd Lt John Matraszek,Jr was 1st Platoon Leader, Company G, 137th Infantry
Regiment, 35th Infantry Division. He was wounded in action July 17, 1944 during
the battle for St Lo, France and died of his wounds that same day. He is buried
at Normandy American Cemetery, Colleville-sur-Mer, France.