June 20, 1922 (Pittsburgh, PA) – November 16, 1944; 22 years old
Last local address: 13 Hamilton Avenue, South Norwalk
Service number: 15132230
Unit: 35th Infantry Division, 134th Infantry Regiment, Company B

Born to Reverend Samuel Horvath (1883-1929) [born in Hungary] and Bertha Dokus Horvath (1896-1982). Four brothers Theodore (1919-2020), Victor G. (1921-2011), Frederick (1925-2019), and Edward (1928-2011).

William was killed by artillery fire in Lorraine, France.

Norwalk High School Class of ‘39

Oberlin College, Class of ’43

From The Norwalk Hour, December 4, 1944

Son Of Late Rev. Samuel Horvath Makes Supreme Sacrifice In France

PFC William L. Horvath, the son of Mrs. Bertha D. Horvath of 13 Hamilton Avenue, was killed in action in France on November 16, according to a telegram received this morning by his mother from the office of the adjutant general, Washington DC. PFC Horvath entered the service in June 1943 and went to France in September of this year. Presumably, he went into action immediately. He was born in Pittsburgh on June 20, 1922, the son of the late Reverend Samuel Horvath and Mrs. Bertha Horvath. PFC Horvath graduated from Norwalk High School, Class of 1939, and was a senior at Oberlin College, Oberlin, Ohio, from which institution he entered the service in June 1943. He is survived by his mother and four brothers as follows: Theodore Horvath, Rochester New York; Sergeant Victor Horvath, U.S. Army, who is in India; Fred Horvath, a cadet at Annapolis Naval Academy and Edward Horvath, a student at Norwalk High School. PFC Horvath was a nephew of City Comptroller Mrs. Stephen Dokus of this city.

From The Norwalk Hour November 10, 1945

For the week of November 13 to November 20, pupils of Franklin Junior High School will honor the memory of PFC William L. Horvath, a former student who was killed during the war. Born June 20, 1922, he attended Franklin Junior High School from 1933 to 1938. He was inducted into the service in June 1943 and served in the infantry. He had his basic training at Fort McLellan, Alabama, and served in France, taking part in the Battle of the Lorraine. He was awarded the Purple Heart, posthumously.

PFC Horvath is buried in Long Island National Cemetery, East Farmingdale, Suffolk County, New York; Plot H, Number 8349. Photo by webmaster.


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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