Ralph Boschke (1924 - 1945)
This famous photograph shows U.S. Marine Pfc. Paul E. Ison dashing across Okinawa's infamous "Death Valley" in the spring of 1945. Paul Ison was in the 13-man squad led by Ralph Boschke and was with him when Ralph was killed in action. The enemy had been spotted concealed in a nearby cave. Boschke and Ison crawled forward together with a satchel charge. The plan was to explode the satchel charge on the roof of the cave to bury the Japanese inside. Unfortunately, they were spotted before they were close enough to lay the charge. A burst of machine gun fire caught Boschke across the chest, killing him instantly. Ison lived to tell his story.
Ralph was the son of Max Boschke and Agatha (Konkel) Boschke.
George Dominiak (abt. 1920 - 1944) - a private in the U.S. Army, he was killed in action, France, November 29, 1944. He was the son of Frank Dominiak and Rose (Kurzynski) Dominiak.
Charles P. Link (1933 - 1951) - the son of Charles Link and Pauline (Brandt) Link, he was serving as a Pfc. in the Army, 21st Infantry Regiment, 24th Infantry Division, when he was killed in action in Korea on October 17, 1951.
Ralph Mokwa ( abt.1921 - 1944) - was the son of Anthony Mokwa and Sally (Jagodzinski) Mokwa
|Published in the Milwaukee Journal, March 15, 1944|
Raymond J. Szymanski (1922 - 1944) - the son of Ignatz Szymanski and Salomea (Polak) Szymanski, he was killed in action in Italy, May 25, 1944.
John S. Zaczek (1915 - 1944) - the son of Joseph and Mary Zaczek, he was a Motor Machinist Mate, 2nd Class in the U.S. Naval Reserve at the time of his death, May 10, 1944.
Rest in Peace.