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Adam T. Kobus was born on September 16, 1920 in Braddock, Pennsylvania, and died on his birthday, September 16, 1999, in Munhall, Pennsylavia, at home with his wife of 52 years, Margaret. He was laid to rest in Arlington National Cemetery with military honors.
He was inducted into the United States Army during World War II, on October 2, 1942. He served in Merrill's Marauders in Burma and was honorably discharged on October 19, 1945. He received the Good Conduct Medal, Distinguished Unit Badge, and Asiatic Pacific Service Medal with Three Bronze Stars. He was a Sergeant (Squad Leader) who instructed, assisted and supervised a 12 man squad in action against the enemy. Subjects of importance were, care and use of infantry weapons, methods of engaging the enemy in combat, military discipline, first aid, etc. He also taught methods of self defense against the enemy.
He had two children Tom and Karen and four grandchildren; Adam and Emily, Jennifer and Christie. He had three sisters Helen, Caroline and Laura (deceased).
He worked for Union Railroad Company as a conductor-brakeman for over 40 years. He coached little league baseball for many years.
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