Friday, May 1, 2015

Corp. Edmond J. Dziegiel - We Remember

Corp. Edmond J. Dziegiel was born February 25, 1924 in Lowell to Mr. & Mrs. Karol (Eva Mare) Dziegiel. His father was born in Krosmo Poland and was a veteran of the first world war.

Edmond attended the St. Stanislaus School and graduated from Lowell High School class of 1942 where he was a football player. He grew up on 6 Roosevelt Place in Centralville.

He enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corp November 11, 1942. He was killed in action on Iwo Jima March 4, 1945. He was 21 years and 7 days old. The only child of the Dziegiels.

He was the first Polish American from Lowell to be returned for burial after the war. His funeral mass was at Holy Trinity and he is buried in Holy Trinity Cemetery on Boston Road in Lowell.

We must remember Corporal Dziegiel and his supreme sacrifice for our freedom. His parents are gone, he is gone and he has no siblings, nieces or nephews. He gave it all.

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