Tama County

Sgt. Theodore S. Adamek




Traer, Ia.—
Mr. and Mrs. Steve Adamek have received a radiogram from their son, Pvt. Theodore S. Adamek, that he is in Australia with the U. S. forces. He was formerly employed in a bank here. The Adameks have two other sons in the Army.

Source: Waterloo Daily Courier, May 3, 1942

Adamek, Theodore S.

Altadena, CA
Serial No: 39227614
Born: Sept. 6, 1917
Parents: Mrs. and Mrs. Steve Adamek
Entered Army: Feb. 21, 1941, Inf.
Training in US: Fort Lewis, WA
Left for Overseas: San Francisco, CA, Mar 19, 1942; arrived Sydney, Australia, April 10, 1942
Overseas Training: Melbourne and Rockhampton, Australia. Assigned to 41st Div., 163rd Inf., 3rd Bn., Hq Co.
Sent to Front: Jan. 3, 1943, with 163rd Inf.
Engagements: Sanwanda, New Guinea, Jan 1943; Altape, New Guinea, April 1944; Wewak, New Guinea, May 1944; Biak Island, Netherlands, East Indies, June 1944; Zamboanga, Philippines, April 1945, Jolo Island, June 1945; Davao, June 1945.
Medals-Ribbons: American Defense, Philippine Liberation, Asiatic-Pacific, 2 Presidential Citations, Combat Infantry, 4 Arrowhead, Distinguished Unit Badge, Good Conduct. Returned to US: Leyte, July 26, 1945; San Francisco, Sept. 3, 1945
Discharged: Fort MacArthur, Sept. 8, 1945. Rating: 1/Sgt Months in Service: In US, 13; overseas, 42 Present Occupation: Meat cutter

Source: Veteran data included here was generously provided by the American Legion Kubik-Finch Post #142, Traer, IA; data gathered by the Legion about 1949. (photo included)