PFC Simpat Poshian 31059759 KIA US Army. He was born on September 24, 1917 in Haverhill Massachusetts, the son of Charles Poshian and Queene Poshian of 117 South Pleasant Street Haverhill Massachusetts. On October 16, 1940 he was 5 foot 5 1/2 inches tall weighed 130 pounds had black hair and brown eyes. He served in the 35th Infantry Division, the 671st Tank Destroyer Battalion and the HQ Company of the 253rd Infantry regiment,  before entering K Company, 253rd Infantry regiment on May 14, 1944. He entered E Company253rd Infantry regiment, 63rd Infantry Division on September 19, 1944. He served with E Company at Camp Van Dorn and overseas. He died on April 4, 1945, on hill 233 near the town of Untergriesheim Germany around the age of 27. At the time of his death E Company was holding back a strong close quarter combat counterattack by the 17th SS of Infantry and Tanks. Had E Company not been able to hold back this attack the SS would have pushed 2nd Battalion, 253rd Infantry, in to the Jagst River. His body was interred at Lorraine Military Cemetery France. He was awarded the Bronze Stare Medal, Purple Heart Medal, The American Theater of operations Medal, The European African Middle Eastern Theater of operations Medal, the American Defense Medalthe World War Two Victory Medal,  and the Combat Infantry Badge.


1- The Battle of Buchhof and Stein am Kocher

2- U.S. WWII Draft Cards Young Men, 1940-1947

the U.S. WWII Draft Cards Young Men, 1940-1947

U.S., Headstone and Interment Records for U.S. Military Cemeteries on Foreign Soil, 1942-1949

the 1930 United States Federal Census

the 1940 United States Federal Census