Age 93, of Pine Twp., on March 19, 2017. Husband of Ellen W. Father of Lisa. Son of the late Horton and Victoria Sopka. Brother of the late William Sopka. Mr. Sopka was a WW II Army Veteran with the 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment 82nd Air Borne Division. He also loved woodworking and golf. Visitation Wed. 1 until the time of service at 3 p.m. at Neely Funeral Home, 2208 Mt. Royal Blvd.
registered for the draft ca. 1942 and enlisted in the Army at enlisted
at Pittsburgh, PA on 16 March 1943.
On 29 September 1944, Pvt Sopka was
transferred from 82nd Airborne Division to Service Company, 508th PIR.
He was subsequently transferred to Company B on 28 October 1944.
Pvt Sopka was wounded in action on
Christmas day, 1944 and evacuated. Hew returned to the company on 1
He was discharged on 4 January 1946 at the
Indiantown Gap Military Reservation, PA.
On 28 January 1950, Alexander submitted
this application for the Pennsylvania WWII Veterans Bonus. He was
credited with 18 months of domestic duty and 16 months of foreign service
yield a $420 bonus award.