Sgt. John A. Mytych

Sergeant John A. Mytych served enlisted in 1933, and served with the 26 Infantry Regiment.  In 1938 he was transferred to the 27th Infantry Regiment, serving at Schofield Barracks, Honolulu. He returned to the states, transferring to the 16th IR.  He was sent overseas, and was wounded on Tunisia.

His photo album below contains some interesting and entertaining photos and documents, mostly from his days in Hawaii. 

His Purple Heart is a rare piece, as it is an officially engraved medal to a WIA.  Mytych had already returned to the US by the time the medal was issued, thus he received it directly from the Philadelphia Quartermaster Depot, rather than an award in the field.

Mytych's Bronze star is typical of the engraving seen on 1947 Combat Infantry conversion awards.

 

 

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Mytych's officially engraved Purple Heart and Bronze Star
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Utica NY WWII Medal and 1935 26th IR wrestling medal
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1st Div. patch, CIB, Good Conduct and campaign medals
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Christmas dinner menu 1938
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Christmas dinner menu 1938
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27th IR Organization Day program
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27th IR Organization Day program
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My General Orders sheet
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1934 history of the 26th IR
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April 1937 Plattsburg NY Daily Bulletin
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1935 Thanksgiving and Christmas dinner programs
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26th IR 1934 Thanksgiving menu and membership cards
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1937 Certificate of Proficiency
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Hawaii membership cards
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July 1943 newspaper clipping showing Mytych in NY hospital
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Pre-war cheesecake
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Bodybuilding and track photos
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Track and Field program, 1938
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Bodybuilding photo album page
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27th Infantry track team 1938
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Hawaii newspaper clipping
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Scenic Hawaii photograph
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Aircraft carrier at Pearl Harbor
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Map showing passage through Panama Canal
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27th IR promotion to Sergeant
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Drink menu from Gibson's, Honolulu, HI

 


 
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Drink menu from Gibson's, page 2