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Spring Hill Man Missing in Action
 A Pittsburgh paratrooper who participated in the invasion of Normandy, has been reported missing in action since D-Day.
   He is Pvt. Alexander Tepsich, son of Marko Tepsich of 173 Brahm St., Spring Hill, North Side. Eight months ago he was transferred to the paratroops from the Air Corps. The War Department message that he has been missing was received  by his sister, Mrs. Mary Miskiewici of 219 Sprucewood St.
   Pvt. Tepsich attended Latimer Junior High School and was employed at a Jones & Laughlin steel mill before he entered service in 1942. A brother. Lt. W. J. Tepsich, is stationed at a camp in Texas. 

[The Pittsburgh Press, Pittsburgh, PA, Wed, Page 2]

Pvt.. Alexander Tepsich, son of Marko, Tepsich, 173 Brahm St., Spring Hill, North Side, had been listed as missing but is now a prisoner in Germany.
   A former Jones and Laughlin worker, he had received a unit citation and was with a paratroop unit, on D-Day.
   His brother, Lt. W. J. Tepsich, is fighting in Western Europe.

[The Pittsburgh Press, Pittsburgh, PA, , Page 2]

 Of 458 Blossom Drive, May 23, 1966, Alexander, beloved husband of Margaret Dlerst Tepsich; brother of Mary Mlskiewicz and William Tepsich. (Member of 82nd Airborne Division 508th Parachute Battalion of World War II and Hilltop Memorial Post 438 American Legion.)
   Friends received at THE READSHAW FUNERAL HOME, 1503 Brownsville Road. Services Thursday at 1 p. m.

[The Pittsburgh Press, Pittsburgh, PA, Wed, Page 81]

(courtesy of 'Ramones4evr')

Grave markers for Alexander Tepsich in Section G22 East Lawn, North Lot 683 of the Jefferson Memorial Park, Pleasant Hills (Allegheny county), Pennsylvania.

Alexander enlisted in the Army at Pittsburgh, PA on 19 May 1942 and became a member of Service Company, 508th PIR.

On 29 November 1943 Pvt Tepsich was transferred to Hq 3rd.  He jumped into Normandy on D-Day, 6 June 1944.  Pvt Tepsich was wounded and taken prisoner that same day.

He was liberated from Stalag 4F in 1945.

Pvt Tepsich remained in the Army and attained the rank of Corporal while assigned to the 589th Technical School Squadron, Army Air Force.


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