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Lester D. Hockensmith Canal Zone

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Street:  30 TULIP ST City & State: ADAMSBURG, PA E-Mail: 
Zip: 15611-9721 Phone:  Spouse: BERNICE
Conflict: WWII Service Branch: ARMY Unit: 133 Regt. Co E 2nd Platoon, 2nd Sqd. (Italy)
Theater: ETO Where Captured: Italy Date Captured: 6/28/44
Camps Held In: Stalag 7A Moosburg (Farm Work) How Long Interned: 328 days
liberated / repatriated: Liberated Date Liberated: 5/22/45 Age at Capture: 19
Medals Received: Bronze Star, POW Medal, Good Conduct, American Defense, American Campaign, ETO 2 Battle Stars, WWWII Victory Medal, Army of Occupation (Germany) , National Defence Medal, Combat Infantry Badge, Sharp Shooter Badge / w Field Artillery Bar (Anti Tank)
Military Job: ENGINEERS Company: US STEEL
Occupation after War:  MOULD FINISHER

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LESTER D HOCKENSMITH 'HOCK' was in the amry three times. First time as a rifleman in the 133 rgt. Co. E 2nd Platoon 2nd Sqd. in Italy where he was capured 6/28/1944 and become a prisoner of war till 5'/22/1945. As a enlisted reserve Hock served in the Canal Zone form 1946 - 1949 and again as regular army Phillipines form 1950-1951. On final release he worked as a mould finisher at US Steel Corp. . Lester has 3 sons, Lester Jr., Gary and John with his wife Bernice.

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