Chester Snyder, 38, of Hickory Twp. was injured fatally Saturday when his
car collided with an automobile operated by David A. Duffy. Duffy was
in critical condition at Sharon General Hospital.
Death certificate for Chester J. Snyder shows that he
sustained multiple fractures in the accident, including the fatal fracture
of his skull.
His employer was
documented as the Wheatland Tube Company which today is a division of
Zekelman Industries, the largest independent steel pipe and tube
manufacturer in North America.
Record of Burial Place of Veteran and grave marker for Chester J. Snyder.
Note that the burial record states he was
in the Hillcrest Memorial Park, Hickory Township (Mercer
county), Pennsylvania. However, Hillcrest Memorial Park was
and renamed in 1977. Established as a special place for Veterans, the
seventy-one acre park is now known as the Americas Cemetery, and bills
itself as being "Second only to Arlington."
registered for the draft ca. 1944 and enlisted in the Army at New
Cumberland, PA on 21 April 1944.
Pfc Snyder was transferred from the 504th
PIR to Company F, 508th PIR in late 1945 or early 1946, the exact date
being unknown due to missing Company F Morning Reports.
. He was awarded the Good Conduct
Medal in the 508th General Order 12 issued on 28 February 1946.
On 18 January 1950, Chester
submitted this application for the Pennsylvania WWII Veterans Bonus.
He was credited with 11 months of domestic duty and 11 months of foreign
service resulting in a $275 bonus award.
He was discharged at Fort Dix, NJ on 4 June 1946.
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