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ROBERT  A. LISKA


(courtesy of Talbot Fisher)

Grave marker for Robert A. Liska in Memorial Park Cemetery, Galesburg (Knox county), Illinois.

Robert enlisted in the Army at Jefferson Barracks, MO on 17 July 1944 and volunteered for parachutist duty.

PVT LISKA WINS BOOTS AND WINGS
   Pvt. Robert Liska. son of Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Liska, 437 Falrmount street. has won the right to wear the "Boots and Wings" of the U. S army paratroops. He has completed tour week of jump training at Ft. Benning, during which time he made five jumps, the last a tactual jump at night involving a combat problem on landing.

Quad-City Times (Davenport, Iowa) 15 Feb 1945, Thu Page 11

Pfc Liska was transferred from the 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment to Hq 2nd, 508th PIR on 10 October 1945.  He was listed in an article in the Daily Times, Davenport, IA as one of many men who were now "out of the service" on 9 July 1946.

Robert married Gladys Johnson in Chicago, (Cook), IL on 13 February 1948

On 6 July 1949, Robert submitted this application for the Iowa WWII Veterans Bonus.  He was credited with 24 moths of domestic duty and 14 months of foreign service earning him a $275 bonus award.

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