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Pvt Frank W Zavrl, Jr

Pvt Frank W Zavrl

137th Infantry Regiment - Company A

Frank William Zavrl, Jr, son of Frank William and Anna (Paskvalis) Zavrl, was born March 12, 1914 in Sheboygan, Wisconsin. He graduated from the Saints Cyril and Methodius parochial school and Sheboygan Vocational School. A Chicago and Northwestern Railroad employment record for Sheboygan shows him working as a Section Laborer as of July 8, 1937. He married Irene Thierman on November 18, 1938 in Dubuque, Iowa. The marriage record lists his place of residence as Drummond, Wisconsin and his occupation as farming. He registered for the draft October 16, 1940. At that time he was living in Plymouth, Wisconsin. He was employed by Kraft Cheese in Plymouth when he was inducted into the Army June 26, 1943. According to his obituary, after entering service, he received anti-aircraft training at Fort Sheridan, Illinois and Camp Hulen, Texas, and following his transfer to the Infantry, he was stationed in Arkansas and Fort Meade, Maryland.

He departed for the ETO in July 1944 and joined Company A, 137th Infantry Regiment from the 38th Replacement Battalion on August 28, 1944, while the Regiment was in the vicinity of Montargis just east of Orleans, France. He was awarded the Combat Infantryman Badge October 1, 1944. Pvt Frank W Zavrl, Jr was killed in action at Hilsprich, France on November 24, 1944. He is buried at Greendale Cemetery, Kohler, Wisconsin.

The following newspaper articles are from The Sheboygan Press, Sheboygan, Wisconsin

December 13, 1944

January 26, 1949

January 27, 1949

February 1, 1949

Thanks to Pam Thomsen for this picture. She is the granddaughter of Pfc. John Pergolizzi, 60th Combat Engineers Combat Battalion, 35th Infantry Division who was killed in action October 10, 1944.

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