John Malensek

John L. Malensek entered the Army on March 27, 1942.

He was a Private and a rifleman with the 161st Infantry Division, serving on Guadalcanal and the Northern Solomons.

He was awarded the: Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal with two bronze battle stars and the World War II Victory Medal.

He was separated on Oct. 12, 1945 .

Source: Hometown Heroes: The St. Louis County World War II Project. 189.

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