Pfc. John A. Zielinski         

Mil# 16089027

Enlisted: 14 December 1942, Kalamazoo, MI

 C-Company 643rd TD BN

April '45, Transferred from B-Company 801st TD BN to C-Company 643rd TD BN




Born: 10 August 1924    Place: Kalamazoo, MI

Died:  3 February 2004      Place:  Kalamazoo. MI

Buriel place:  Cremated and his ashes were returned to the garden

 he tended for most of his adult life


Wife: Joyce Zielinski (Fountain)   Married: 17 August 1947

Children: John & 2 Daughters


Father: John Zielinski     Mother: Alberta Zielinski (Harmon)

Siblings: David 




         Purple Heart - Good Conduct Medal





European African Middle Eastern Service Medal

5 Battle Stars"Normandy-Northern France-Ardennes-Rhineland-Central Europe"



Standing L/R: Frank Sloka, Austin Ahearn, Kenneth Fox  -   Kneeling L/R: John Zielinski, Joseph Polus, Clifford Atwood


Picture taken in Wieda, Germany (May 1945)




John and Joyce's weddings picture, 1947


John was the second generation to serve in Europe with the US Army.

Photo left shows his father in WW1 uniform. He was member of the 125th Infantry Regiment, 32nd Infantry Division.