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Alexander Krizanosky - LST 531
|Alexander (at right) with his mother
and brother on Andrew's graduation day
|Alexander's Funeral 1944|
Alexander Krizanosky - U. S. Navy
Fireman 2nd Class
Buried in St. Michael's Cemetery, Jermyn, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.
Brief History of Alexander Krizanosky submitted by his niece, Mary Krizanosky
Alexander Krizanosky was born on May 2, 1926, in Jermyn, Lackawanna Co, Pennsylvania. He was one of six children born to parents who had immigrated from Eastern Europe shortly before WWI. He grew up in rural Eastern Pennsylvania and enlisted in the US Navy on October 27, 1943, at Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. His older brother Andrew and sister Irene had also enlisted in the US Navy.
Alexander was Rank Fireman 2nd Class on LST 531 and his ship was included in the Exercise Tiger operation. He died April 28, 1944, during Exercise Tiger, four days before his eighteenth Birthday.
His brother, Andrew, was diligent in his quest to find out the details of Exercise Tiger and his brother’s death. It was a great satisfaction to Andrew that he was able to attend the 65TH anniversary of Exercise Tiger and visit the memorial at Slapton Sands.
We thank Irene, Andrew and Alexander Krizanosky for their service to our country.