Grave marker application and resulting
bronze marker for Steve (Stephen) W. Sokola
in St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery, Upper Tyrone (Fayette county),
Steve enlisted in the
Army at Fort George G. Meade, MD on 27 June 1941.
While the regiment was in its early sages
of basic training at Camp Blanding, FL, T/5 Sokola was transferred to Hq 3rd
on 28 November 1943 from another unit also at Camp Blanding.
T/4 Sokola was wounded in action on 31 January 1945 but was
able to rejoin the company on 1 April 1945.
SSgt Sokola was discharged on 9 October 1945.
[NOTE: Sokola's military records as well as other data
sources consistently list his given name as 'Steve". Why his grave
marker shows it as "Stephen" is unknown."