Popiacki, Marcel Martin, SGT

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Last Rank
Last Service Branch
Primary Unit
1918-1918, HHC, 1st Battalion, 23rd Infantry
Service Years
1915 - 1918


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Home Country
Year of Birth
Not Specified
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Last Address
Orangeville, Baltimore, Maryland

Casualty Date
Jun 07, 1918
Hostile, Died of Wounds
Gun, Small Arms Fire
World War I
Location of Interment
American Cemetery - Aisne-Marne, France
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Plot: Plot B Row 1 Grave 22

 Official Badges 

Wound Chevron (1917-1932)

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 Military Associations and Other Affiliations
World War I Fallen
  1918, World War I Fallen [Verified]

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 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
2nd Infantry Division1st Battalion, 23rd Infantry
  1917-1918, 2nd Infantry Division
  1918-1918, HHC, 1st Battalion, 23rd Infantry
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1917-1918 World War I
  1918-1918 World War I/Aisne Campaign/World War I/The Battle of Cantigny
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity

Sgt. Martin Popiacki enlisted in the Army at Fort Slocum, New York on 19 February 1915 (age 22 and 3/12).  During his service he served with Company D, 23rd Infantry Regiment until 17 June 1917, when he served for a brief time with D Company, 50th Infantry (to 16 August 1917).  At this point, he was reassigned to D Company, 23rd Infantry Regiment with which he served until his death.

He was an expert rifleman (Old WWI rifle badge)

His overseas duty began on 17 September 1917.  He was engaged in  defensive operations of Aisne, Sector Troyon (Lorraine) Chataeu Thierry (Ile de France).  He was killed during this action.

He achieved the rank of Corporal on 10 July 1916; and Sergeant on 4 January 1918.

His Mother Mrs Pauline Popiacki in 1930 went on the  U.S. World War I Mothers' Pilgrimage to the Grave Site.

He was interred in Aisne-Marne American Cemetery and Memorial, Belleau, Departement de Meurthe-et-Moselle, Lorraine, France, Plot: Plot B Row 1 Grave 22.

Note: He was born in part of what was the old Austro-Hungarian Empire, in the community of Przemysl in what is now south-eastern Poland.  This city is also listed as Perzemgal in some sources.  His profession upon entry to America was as a tailor, working as such with his family in Baltimore up to his enllistment.
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