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
Mary Holick lived at 58 Osborne Avenue, East Norwalk
Enlisted September 30, 1943
Service number: 31406638
Unit: 3rd Infantry Division, 7th Infantry Regiment

Awarded the Purple Heart Medal.


Hospital records show in January 1945: “Wound(s), penetrating (point of entrance only: includes incised, puncture or stab wound) with no nerve or artery involvement; Location: Buttock and hip; Causative Agent: Artillery Shell, Fragments, Afoot or unspecified; Diagnosis: Gas bacillus group infection without gangrene.”

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, Mr. 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 at Epinal American Cemetery, Dinozé, France; Plot A, Row 24, Grave 14.

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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