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Stanley F. Pokorsky

Corporal, U.S. Army

32271729

83rd Chemical Battalion

Entered the Service from: New Jersey
Died: January 26, 1944
Missing in Action or Buried at Sea
Tablets of the Missing at Sicily-Rome American Cemetery
Nettuno, Italy
Awards: Purple Heart


CORPORAL STANLEY F. POKORSKY grew up in Delaware Township (Cherry Hill) NJ. He was the son of Adolf F. and Anna Pokorsky. The Pokorskys had come to America from Poland in 1910. They initially settled in Pennsylvania, where Stanley Pokorsky was born in 1918. The family moved to New Jersey by 1922, and by 1930 the family had purchased a home at 2 Adams Avenue in Delaware Township. Adolf Pokorsky was working for a moving company. Stanley Pokorsky had been the assistant golf pro at the Merchantville (NJ) Country Club for five years before his induction into the United States Army in 1942. His last stateside address was 3 State Street in Delaware Township.

Stanley Pokorsky was killed when the landing craft he was in was sunk by attacking German forces off the coast of Italy on January 26, 1944. Several other local men were lost. Corporal Pokorsky was survived by his parents, of the Cherry Hill address, brothers John and Walter Pokorsky, and sisters Mary, Stella, Helen, Francis, and Elizabeth. He was related through marriage to the Swiderski family of Cherry Hill.


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