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Gladwin County Obituary/Death Notice
Paul Gardocki

County boy Is Army Fatality

Billings Volunteer Dies In Highway Crash At Army Camp

   Pvt. Paul F. Gardocki, 20-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles F. Gardocki, of Billings township, was killed in a highway accident during maneuvers with the 32nd Armored Division near Camp Polk, Louisiana, last Wednesday. At the time of the accident, the youthful soldier was on a temporary assignment as a motorcycle message carrier. His parents were notified of his death early Thursday and the body was brought from the camp ot his home here Sunday. Accompanying the body as far a Saginaw was Staff Sergeant Raymond Gagnon, of Camp Polk. Funeral services were held at the Sacred Heart Church in Gladwin on Monday morning with the Rev. K. E. McGinn officiating. Burial was in Highland cemetery.

   Pvt. Gardocki was born on December 2, 1921, in Pennsylvania and later moved to this county with his parents. He enlisted as a volunteer in the army in Detroit in January of this year. He was first sent to Fort Benning, Georgia, where he was graduated from a radio engineering course. Later he was transferred to Camp Polk, Louisiana, where he was stationed at the time of his death.

   Young Gardocki is the first Gladwin county boy to be killed in the service of his country during the present emergency and folks throughout the county join in extending their sympathy to his family.

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Highland Cemetery, Gladwin, MI
MI Pvt. 32 Armored Regt.
Publication Information
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Gladwin County Record, Gladwin, MI
P:5 C:5
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January 2005
Tom Ladner
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