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Michael Cymbrak


Date and Place of Birth: 1919 Auburn, NY
Date and Place of Death:    June 22, 1944 Arno, Italy
Baseball Experience: Amateur
Position: Unknown
Rank: Private
Military Unit: 701st Tank Destroyer Battalion, 1st Armored Division US Army
Area Served: Mediterranean Theater of Operations

Michael Cymbrak was born in Auburn, New York, in 1919. He attended Auburn High School and was a well-known athlete in town, playing for local baseball and basketball teams. He entered military service with the Army in January 1942 and served with the 701st Tank Destroyer Battalion, 1st Armored Division, in the North African campaign and at Salerno and Anzio. Private Cymbrak was killed in action in Arno, Italy on June 22, 1944. He is buried at St. Joseph’s Cemetery in Auburn.

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Date Added: May 13, 2013. Updated July 29, 2017

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