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NEWPORT NEWS - Christopher O. Rekrut, 72, a truck driver for Peninsula Marble, died Saturday, Oct. 19.

Mr. Rekrut was an Army veteran of World War II and the recipient of various medals, including the Purple Heart, Good Conduct Medal, American and Asiatic Theater Service ribbons, Philippine Liberation Ribbon and World War II Victory Ribbon.

He was a Newport News native and lifelong Peninsula resident.

Survived by a sister, Natalie R. Sullivan of Newport News; and two brothers, Stanley L. Rekrut of Newport News and Jack W. Rekrut of Cumberland.

Visitation from 7 to 8:30 tonight at Weymouth Funeral Home. Graveside service at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday in Hampton National Cemetery by the Rev. Donald J. Cavey. Memorials to American Cancer Society, 618-C J. Clyde Morris Blvd., Newport News 23601.

(Daily Press, Newport News, VA, 22 Oct 1991, Page B4 - courtesy of Tedd Cocker)

(courtesy of Ron Stewart)

Grave marker for Christopher O. Rekrut in Plot: A, Site 3916a of the Hampton National Cemetery, Hampton (Hampton City), Virginia.
   Christopher enlisted in the Army at Richmond, VA on 16 April 1941.
   Pvt Rekrut appeared in the Service Company photos taken at Camp Mackall in Spring 1943 but thus far no entries have been seen for him in General Orders or Morning Reports   It is assumed that he was transferred in 1943.

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