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134th Infantry Regiment

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Pfc. Edward Zavecz

Pfc Edward Zavecz

Anti-Tank Company

Bronze Star Medal
Bronze Star Medal Citation
Private First Class Edward Zavecz, 33828026, Infantry, United States Army, for heroic service in connection with military operations against an enemy of the United States near * * * Germany on 25 February 1945. Private Zavecz and a comrade, members of a bazooka team, were traversing an extensive mine field during an attack when they discovered two wounded men lying in the vicinity. Disregarding the hazards of moving about in this area, Private Zavecz rendered first aid to one of the men, who was too seriously wounded to be moved, and then assisted in the successful evacuation of the other soldier from the field, finally rejoining his comrades in the attack. His courageous action reflects credit upon his character as a soldier. Entered military service from Pennsylvania.

Headquarters 35th Infantry Division, General Orders No. 20, 20 March 1945

Thanks to Pfc. Zavecz's son, Terrence Zavecz, for the photo and information about his father.  Edward Zavecz died April 20, 2012. The Eulogy that his son wrote for his funeral includes some of his history of his time with the 134th.  Click here to read that eulogy.

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