John Henry (Jack) Klopatek

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  • Specialist 3rd Class Technician
  • Served: June 27, 1955 – June 26, 1957 Active Duty, then Army Reserve until 1963
  • Honorably Discharged

I was born and raised in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. In 1955 at the age of 23, recently married, I was drafted. I served for two years in the US Army, at the AAA Missile Battalion #483 Camp Kilmer, New Jersey. I was the senior supply clerk, achieving the rank of Specialist 3rd Class Technician. At battalion headquarters, I was responsible for keeping inventory records and maintaining and organizing files. I received my Honorable Discharge in 1963 after completing my Army Reserve obligation.