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Harry Otto Birx Jr.

PVT in 406th Engineer Combat Co

Military occupational specialty: 189 (rigger)


Born 1923 in PA, Died 1984

County of enlistment: Pittsburgh, PA
United States Army, European Theatre of Operations
Occupation before the war: semiskilled warehousing, storekeeping, handling, loading, unloading, and related occupations, n.e.c.
Source: Special Order 19, 23d HQ, Camp Forrest, 7 April 1944;

Harry Birx was born in Pittsburgh on March 21, 1923. When he filled out his draft card in 1942, he was working at the Pennsylvania Railroad freight station in Pittsburgh.

He enlisted on October 5, 1942, and was released on October 21, 1945. He spent a little over a year (May 1944-July 1945) overseas.

When he returned he went back to work for the railroad, since his obituary says he was a retired railroad employee.

He died on February 3, 1984, in Pittsburgh.


Draft Card

Enlistment Record,sl,fd&rpp=10&pg=1&rid=765403

Pennsylvania Veteran Compensation Record

Pennsylvania Veterans Burial Card

Find a Grave death record (includes brief obituary)

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