Kaczmarek, Henry, SN

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Last Rank
Primary Unit
1942-1946, USS Arkansas (BB-33)
Service Years
1942 - 1946
Foreign Language(s)
One Hash Mark

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Home State
New York
New York
Year of Birth
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Contact Info
Home Town
Buffalo, NY
Last Address
Buffalo,New York

Date of Passing
May 15, 1979
Location of Interment
Not Specified
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

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 Military Association Memberships
American Legion
  1972, American Legion [Verified] - Assoc. Page

 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Hank was medically retired from Republic Steel in 1977 after 2 heart attacks brought on by Insulin Dependent Diabetes that he contracted in the mid-50's.  Doctors were never able to bring his disease under control, and it aged him prematurely.

He was in a diabetic coma for 95days in 1963.  He was survived by his wife Catherine (31 years), and 3 children.  Were he alive today he would be a grandfather to 6, and a Great Grandfather to 3 
He was a member of the Brownshidle Post of the American Legion in Tonawanda, NY, where his wife was Auxiliary President for several years.
Other Comments:
Both of his sons followed him into the Department of the Navy.
The older, Henry ---a Navy Corpsman,(Pharmacy Tech and Fleet Marine Force Field Corpsman) and served 8.5 years,the younger,Paul-- a Truck and Bus driver with the Marines for 4 years.
His Grand-daughter Alison is an Air Force Veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom, and daughter in law Wanda a 20 year Navy Retiree (HM convert to DP1 (SW)  and veteran of Operation Desert Storm.

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 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1942, Recruit Training (Sampson, NY), 068
 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
USS Arkansas (BB-33)
  1942-1946, USS Arkansas (BB-33)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1942-1942 Algeria-French Morocco Campaign (1942)/Operation Torch
  1943-1943 World War II/European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/Sicily Campaign (1943)
  1944-1944 Normandy Campaign (1944)/Operation Overlord
  1944-1944 Leyte Campaign (1944)/Battle of Leyte Gulf
  1945-1945 Luzon Campaign (1944-45)/Invasion of Lingayen Gulf
  1945-1945 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Iwo Jima Operation
  1945-1945 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Okinawa Gunto Operation
  1945-1945 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Surrender of Japan, End of WWII
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