PRIVATE JULIUS STRIEWSKI, was the son of Charles & Emma Striewski of New Brooklyn Road in Winslow Township NJ. A 1942 graduate of Lower Camden County Regional High School, he had worked at Armstrong Cork in Camden NJ prior to his entry into the Army in June of 1943. Julius Striewski went overseas in December of the 1943. He was assigned to the 301st Infantry Regiment, 94th Infantry Division.
Three other Striewski brothers were in the service by May of 1944, Robert with the Army Air Force, and Herman and Frederick with the Army.
Infantry Division Landed at Utah Beach on D-Day + 94. From there the
moved into Brittany to contain the Germans in the the Lorient and St
Nazaire Pockets. They kept nearly 30,000 troops penned up at those two
cities and later stretched clear across France guarding the Allied
Army's rear from attack. Three months later the Battle of the Bulge
started and the 94th was called into action. Sent to General Patton's
Third Army in the Saar- Moselle Triangle region they assaulted and
cracked the vaunted "Siegfried Switch Line" which had kept the
Third Army at bay since September. After destroying the Switch the
division vaulted across the Saar River and then Raced to the Rhine to
capture a bridge across. Private Stirewski was killed while his unit was
effecting a crossing and establishing a bridgehead across the Saar River, on February 22,
1945, at Serrig, Germany.
Julius Striewski was survived by his mother, and several brothers and sisters. His three brothers, Herman, Robert, and Frederick Striewski, all served overseas during the war. Herman Striewski married a girl from England, and returned home. Sergeant Robert Striewski served in the Army Air Force and was shot down over Romania on May 5, 1944. Parachuting to safety, he was rescued by partisan forces and kept alive with assistance of a Princess of the Romanian royal family. They had a reunion every year until he passed away in December of 1984. Frederick Striewski served as a sergeant in the 35th Infantry Division, arriving in France in early July 1944, finishing the war closer to Berlin than any other American ground unit, seeing action in 5 campaigns, NORMANDY, NORTHERN FRANCE, ARDENNES, RHINELAND, AND CENTRAL EUROPE, and winning the Purple Heart. He passed away on October 24, 2001.
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