Baseball in Wartime

Baseball's Greatest Sacrifice

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Those Who Died That Others Might Be Free


Bob Schmukal


Date and Place of Birth: 1923 Erie County, New York
Date and Place of Death: October 3, 1944 France
Baseball Experience: Minor League
Rank: Corporal
Military Unit: 4142nd Quartermaster Service Company US Army
Area Served: European Theater of Operations


Robert C "Bob" Schmukal was born in Erie County, New York in 1923. He was signed by the Boston Braves in 1942 and played for Evansville in the Three-I League.


Schmukal entered military service on January 20, 1943 and served with the US Army. Corporal Schmukal was killed in action in France on October 3, 1944.Minor League Baseball


Bob Schmukal is buried at the Normandy American Cemetery in France.


Added November 21, 2006


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