Thomas W. Auck, World War II CasualtyPorter County Data on World War II Casualties . . . .

Thomas W. Auck
Private First Class, Company F, 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82 Airborne Division (Special Forces)
Date of Birth: 1924
Date of Death: February 2, 1945
Burial: Henri-Chapelle American Cemetery (Plot C, Row 8, Grave 4), Henri-Chapelle, Belgium
Cause of Death: Killed in Action
Date of Enlistment: March 25, 1943
Awards: Purple Heart
Hometown: Valparaiso

Newspaper Notices:

Thomas Auck Is Killed In Action

Pfc. Thomas Auck, 20, a paratrooper, was killed in action in Germany on February 2, according to a telegram received today by his mother, Mrs. Philip Pfersick, of this city.

Auck was graduated from Valparaiso high school in 1942, and attended Valparaiso university for a short time before entering the service in March 1943.

He received his training at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., Shreveport, La., and Camp Breckenridge, Ky. He had been overseas four months.
Source: The Vidette-Messenger, Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana; February 19, 1945; Volume 18, Page 1, Column 1

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Information abstracted and transcribed by Steven R. Shook


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