Aloysius R. Klugiewicz(#........)

Picture taken August, 2011
Place of Birth
Date of Birth

Erie, Pennsylvania
June 14, 1916
Master Seargeant
330th Infantry
83rd Infantry
American Defense Medal, American Campaign Medal, European African Middle Eastern Service Medal with 5 Bronze Stars (for Normandy, Northern France, Ardennes, Rhineland and Central Europe), the Bronze Star Medal, Presidential Unit Citation Ribbon, Army Good Conduct Medal, Occupation Medal of Germany and the WWII Victory Medal and recently, the French Legion d'honneur

Aloysius "Al" Klugiewicz is born on June 14, 1916 in Erie, Pennsylvania to the late Teofil and Agnes (Filipiak) Klugiewicz.

Al Klugiewicz formally joined the U.S cavalry Corps in 1934. Discharged in 1938, he rejoined the service and entered active duty in February 1941, prior to the United States entering World War Two. During the war, he served as a Master Sergeant with 331st Infantry regiment in the 83rd Division where he was communications Chief. He landed at Omaha Beach on D-Day plus 17. On July 4, his division engaged in its very first battle in the village of Sainteny after relieving the 101st Airborne Division near Carentan. That day, the 83rd lost 1500 men in combat. Al KLugiewicz participated in all subsequent battles through Normandy, Northern France, Rhineland, Ardennes-Alsace and Central Europe.