Irzyk, Albin F. – 4th Armored Division

Born on January 2, 1917 in Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts (USA).

Died on September 10, 2018 (at the age of 101)

in West Palm Beach, Palm Beach County, Florida (USA).

Son of Felix and Sophie (Mroczka) Irzyk.

Army Serial Number: O-24158.

Photos: Michael Malone, Ivan Steenkiste, Kp Morris, Erwin Verholen.

His decorations for valor include the Distinguish Service Cross for extraordinary heroism, two Silver Stars, four Bronze Stars and two Purple Hearts.

His other decorations include the Distinguish Service Medal, three Legions of Merit, and eleven Air Medals. General Irzyk’s foreign decorations include the French Croix de Guerre, the French Legion of Honor, the Czech War Cross and the Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry.

On February 18, 2017 he was awarded the Officer in the Order of the Crown of Belgium for his exploits in 1944 during the Battle of the Bulge.

(Source: Findagrave.)