Tec5. Henry "Hank" A. Syswerda 

Mil# 36455931

Enlisted: 11 March 1943, Kalamazoo, MI

2nd Platoon Recon. Company 643rd TD BN.

 

 

 

 

 

Born: 18 July 1922    Place: Jenison, MI

Died: 12 April 1945     Place: Wernigerode, Germany

 

Temp. Burial place: American Military Cemetery Margraten, The Netherlands

Final Burial place: Grandville Cemetery, Grandville, MI   

 

Wife: Hope Farren

 

Father: Joseph Syswerda  Mother: Harmina (Hattie) Syswerda-Puite

Brothers: Harry and  John  Sisters: Charlotte (Westra) and Eleanor (TenBroeke)

 

 

Awards

 

Purple Heart 

 

                

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Henry together with his brother John

 

 

 

Henry was 'Killed in Action' near Wernigerode, Germany April 12th, 1945.

He was shot by a German sniper while helping to remove a roadblock from the path of their Tank Destroyer.

 

At first Henry was temporary buried on American Military Cemetery, Margraten, The Netherlands.

After Margraten was assigned to become a permenant American overseas Cemetery Henry was on the wishes of his wife/parents repatriated back to The States.

 

Henry was then finally buried on Grandville Cemetery, Grandville, MI

 

Henry's Grave Marker

 

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