Tec4. John Malinosky.
B. Company 643rd TD BN.
Unit: B-Company, 643rd Tank Destroyer Battalion
Born: 1918 Place:
Wife: Caroline Boyko Married: 27 October 1945
Good Conduct Medal - American Defence Service Medal
European African Middle Eastern Service Medal
Battle Stars"Ardennes-Rhineland-Central Europe"
Email I Received from his grand nephew.
To whom it may concern,
I recently came upon your excellent web page on the 643td bn. I noticed my Great Uncle was not listed. His information is as follows:
Rank = Technician 4th Grade
Name = John Malinosky
Company = B
Army Serial # = 31 042 758
Battlefields = Ardennes GO 40 WD 45 , Rhineland GO 40 WD 45 , Central Europe GO 40 WD 45 Medals = American Defense Service Medal , European African Middle Eastern Service Medal , Good Conduct Medal
If it all possible it would mean the world to his descendents for his service to be acknowledged on your web site.
Chuck Davis - Grand Nephew
Just a quick note with some more info and the promised pictures. My ISP will only let me send 5 pics at a time so there will have to be 3
John H. Malinosky
Tech 4 643rd Tank Destroyer Battalion Company B
Date of Induction: 3-24-1941
Date of Departure: 09-04-1944 Quite possibly on the Robin Sherwood Date of Arrival European Theatre: 09-15-1944
Married: Caroline Boyko 10-27-1945
My Great Uncle John was one of seven brothers who served during World War II. The only one attached to the 643rd. I am enclosed several pictures along with a brief newspaper clipping regarding the “Fighting Malinosky’s”. Through the grace of god all of them made it home. They left as mere young men full of life and returned home as veterans seeking to pick up their “American Dream” way of life after the war.
My Great Uncle John, after witnessing the devastation of war, returned home vowing to build as strong a house as he could out of brick. After marrying his sweetheart Caroline soon after the war he set out to do just that over several years. I’ve enclosed a picture of the “fortress” he built. He even built his garage out of brick! My own son Corey now is raising his family in that very house.
Uncle John never discussed his exploits with my generation. Unfortunately those of his generation always said to never ask about the war. The “greatest generation” in my family has now passed and their war stories are lost to those who served with them. It wasn’t until after my Great Aunt Caroline had passed that we were able to see the pictures and few mementoes her husband had from the war. Those included not only his uniform and decorations but a complete crate of love letters he sent home to his future bride. She saved every one! What a treasure.
Chuck Davis - Grand Nephew of John Malinosky
Info/photos received from;
John and some Army buddies
John and his wife Caroline Boyko
The Malinoski Brothers
Michael, John, George, and Paul (1945)
Newspaper article about the seven Malinosky brothers.
John's Presidential Citation.