Michael J. Yapuncich

Michael J. Yapuncich entered the Army on July 17, 1942.  He served as a Staff Sergeant in artillery with Headquarters of the 80th Infantry Division. 

He was honorably discharged on June 10, 1945, at Frankenbach, Germany, to accept a temporary commission as a Second Lieutenant and reconnaissance survey officer with the 106th Infantry Division Artillery in Rhineland, Ardennes, and Central Europe.

He was awarded the Good Conduct Medal, American Campaign Medal, European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal with three bronze battle stars, and World War II Victory Medal.

Mr, Yapuncich was relieved from active duty on March 17, 1946, at Camp Beale, California.

Source: Hometown Heroes: The St. Louis County World War II Project, 346.

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