T/4 James Sperry Stark 20914997
Technician fourth Grade James Sperry Stark 20914997 US Army KIA. He was born on June 20, 1920, in Las Angeles California. He was the son of Theodore K Stark and Beulah Eleanor Sperry Stark of 443 South Grammercy Place Las Angeles California. He was serving in the California National Guard in the Quartermaster Corps before he was federalized on March 3, 1941. On March 20, 1945 he and 12 other men joined E Company, 253rd Infantry regiment, 63rd Infantry Division.
He was wounded in action on April 8, 1945, near Stine Germany he was advancing on Stine Germany; (The same town that John R. Crews earned the Medal of Honor helping take.) Stark died of his wounds on April 11, 1945 at the age of 24. Stark 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 World War Two Victory Medal, and the Combat Infantry Badge. He was interred overseas in Lorraine, France United States Military Cemeteries.
2- 63rd Division Records
3- U.S., Headstone and Interment Records for U.S. Military Cemeteries on Foreign Soil, 1942-1949
5- 1930 United States Federal Census
6- 1940 United States Federal Census
7- Photos from the Stark family – Steve Stark