September 20, 1917 (Danbury, CT) – January 27, 1945; 27 years old
Married to Mary Soyak Holick (1917-2008) on May 10, 1941 in Norwalk
One daughter, Nancy M. Holick Vagnone (1943-?)
Mary Holick lived at 58 Osborne Avenue, East Norwalk
Enlisted September 30, 1943
Service number: 31406638
Unit: 3rd Infantry Division, 7th Infantry Regiment

Born to John (1894-1959) and Susie Kuterka Holick (1896-1959). Sisters Anna Holick Dunn (1913-2007), Susie Holick Jensen (1915-2013), Elizabeth “Betty” Holick Hughes (1919-?) and Christine M. Holick Moses (1923-1991).  

Awarded the Purple Heart Medal.


From the Norwalk Hour February 20, 1945

Private First Class John Holick Jr., died on January 27, of wounds sustained in action in France on January 25, 1945, according to word received from the War Department by his widow, Mrs. Mary Soyak Holick of 58 Osborne Avenue. PFC Holick entered the Army in October 1943, training at Camp Shelby, Mississippi. He went overseas in July 1944, serving with the Seventh Army Infantry. Besides his widow, he is survived by an eight-month old daughter Nancy; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Holick Sr., of Danbury and four sisters. Before he went into the service, PFC Holick was with the Fairfield Aluminum Company.

PFC Holick is buried in Epinal American Cemetery, Dinozé, France; Plot A, Row 24, Grave 14. Photo provided by Azouz Amekouar, Assistant Superintendent, Epinal American Cemetery, Dinoze, France.

Also memorialized on a plaque at 1 Memorial Drive, Danbury, CT.


Published by jeffd1121

USAF retiree. Veteran advocate. Committed to telling the stories of those who died while in the service of the country during wartime.

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