Grave marker for John E. Munkacsy in
Plot 35-C-F-2, Saint Gertrudes Roman Catholic Cemetery, Colonia
(Middlesex county), New Jersey.
the inscription of "VET WW-II, 82ND AIRBORNE DIV." on the foundation of
John enlisted in the
Army at Newark, NJ on 4 April 1942.
Pvt Munkacsy was transferred from the from 10th
Replacement Depot to Service Company, 508th PIR on 29 September 1944 and
then to Hq 1st on 21 November 1944.
Pfc Munkacsy was injured in action on 22 January 1945 and
evacuated. He returned to duty on 5 March 1945.
His military decorations include the Combat Infantryman
Badge for action during campaign, 18 December 1944 to 20 February 1945.