Story Published on October 16, 2014 in the Hometown Journal
 

PFC Michael C. Goskie

Photo Courtesy of Mike Goskie (nephew)

 

BORN: 21 Jul 1923
PARENTS: Michael and Catherine Goskie
ADDRESS: 135 Columbus St.
HOMETOWN: Struthers, OH
SCHOOLING: 4 years of high school
MARITAL STATUS: Single, without dependents
 
CONFLICT: World War II
BRANCH: US Army
MILITARY ID: 35535551
ENLISTMENT: 11 February 1943
PLACE OF ENLISTMENT: Cleveland, Ohio
RESIDENCE STATE: Ohio
RESIDENCE COUNTY: Mahoning
TERM OF ENLISTMENT: Enlistment for the duration of the War or other emergency, plus six months, subject to the discretion of the President or otherwise according to law
SOURCE OF ARMY PERSONNEL: Civil Life
RACE AND CITIZENSHIP: White, citizen
CIVILIAN OCCUPATION: Semiskilled occupations in mechanical treatment of metals (rolling, stamping, forging, pressing, etc.), n.e.c.
COMPONENT OF THE ARMY: Selectees (Enlisted Men)
RANK: Private First Class
UNIT OF ASSIGNMENT: 114th Inf Reg, 44th Inf Div
OCCUPATION: rifle infantry / heavy weapons
DEATH: 4 Dec 1944
CASUALTY LOCATION: Volksberg, France
CAUSE: DOW
KNOWN AWARDS: Purple Heart, Silver Star
BURIAL: Lorraine American Cemetery and Memorial, St. Avoid (Moselle), France
PLOT: Plot C  Row 19  Grave 80
 
References:
World War II Honor List of Dead and Missing Army and Army Air Forces Personnel, from RG 407, Records of the Adjutant General's Office, 1905-1981
US National Archives Records Administration: World War II Army Enlistment Records, created 6/1/2002 - 9/30/2002, documenting the period ca. 1938 -    1946. - Record Group 64
Headstone Inscription and Interment Records for U.S. Military Cemeteries on Foreign Soil, 1942–1949. Series A1 43, NAI ID: 7408555. Records of the    American Battle Monuments Commission, 1918–ca. 1995. Record Group 117. The National Archives at Washington, D.C
Lorraine American Cemetery and Memorial - St. Avold (Moselle), France
Young American Patriots, Richmond, VA, National Publishing Co. 1946
Photos courtesy of Mike Goskie (nephew)