Private First Class John Duchinsky 32806187 US Army Died Of Wounds. He was born on October 21, 1915 in Yonkers, New York. He was the son of John Duchynski and Antonnette Duchynski, he also had 5 Sisters. He was born on October 21, 1915. He entered the US Army on Feb 15, 1943 at the age of 27. At the time of his enlistment he was 6 feet tall weighed 189 pounds he had blonde hair and gray eyes. He entered E Company on March 12, 1945 along with 14 other men. During this time he took part in the fighting for the Siegfried Line, the crossed the Rhine on March 28, the captured of Heidelberg on March 30. Crossed the Neckar River and the Jagst River, E Company253rd Infantry regiment, 63rd Infantry Division received the majority of the German resistance during the fighting on April 4th and 5th, they were still in close quarters fighting on April 6 preventing the 38th Infantry of the 17th SS Division from taking Hill 233 and the town of Untergriesheim Germany. On April 6, 1945 while Private John Duchinsky was defending Hill 233 from another attack from the 17th SS he received a bullet wound to the chest and spine. He received this wound at the age of 29. He was discharged on May 23, 1946. He died 7 years and 1 day after receiving the wounds that Paralyzed him, at the age of 36. He died while going through treatment at the Veterans Hospital.

Duchinsky was awarded the Bronze Stare Medal, Purple Heart Medal, The American Theater of operations Medal, The European African Middle Eastern Theater of operations Medalthe World War Two Victory Medal,  and the Combat Infantry Badge. 


2- 63rd division records
3- in the 1920 United States Federal Census
4- in the 1930 United States Federal Census
5- in the 1940 United States Federal Census
6- U.S., Headstone Applications for Military Veterans, 1925-1970
7- in the U.S., World War II Draft Cards Young Men, 1940-1947