Poti Color Bearer 1949
PFC OBERTS Wilkes-Barre. BURIED TODAY Military Tribute Paid I wo Jima Hero Military honors were accorded Pfc. Stanley B. Oberts at the funeral held this morning from the home of his parents, Mr, and Mrs. Stanley Oberts, Sr., of its riooseveu street, Edwardsville. Pfc. Oberts lost his life on Iwo Jima March 7, 1945, while serving with the Ninth Marines. Third Di vision. A, solemn high mass of requiem was celebrated in St John's Church, Larksville. by Rev. Paul A, Kopickl. assisted by Rev. Joseph W. Buda, of Swoyerville, deacon, and Rev. A. J. Augustyn, of Kingston, sub-deacon. sub-deacon. sub-deacon. Miss Bernadine Kaminski was the soloist. Following members of 1942 foot- foot- sail team of Edwardsville High School, acted as flower carriers: Al bert Zdancewicz, Paul Fetchik, Kalph racovsky, Frank Kaychell. A. J. Brazauskas, George Rusetski Stanley Daniels, Henry Karolskl. Members of the Marine Corps league, ueorge K. newitt, detach ment, who acted as honorary escort, were: William G. Tyson, Joseph Dougert, John Dobias, Edward Walsh. Pallbearers were William Kalish, Raymond Pacovsky, John Balakier, George Putera, Raymond Concusky, Bernard Raver. , Honorary Escort Honorary escort had as members M. T. Walko, of Edwardsville; Burgess Burgess Charles Prohaska, of Larksville: Chief" of Police Thomas Kierle, of Edwardsville; Patrolman William Courts, Edwardsville, and Patrolman Stanley Pasovsky. Edwardsville; Sgt. Stanley Piekanski, Larksville; Patrolman Patrolman Stanley Kiechen, Larksille. Combined veterans organizations of Edwardsville conducted military rites. Thomas Doughton was chaplain. chaplain. Firing squad was composed of Leo Chesnovitch, commander; Peter Dietz, Anthony Rusetski, Jeff Hydock, John Mrocko, , Frank Straigis, Joseph Omasta, Adam Drust, Everett Williams, A. J. No-vackosky, No-vackosky, No-vackosky, Edward Wilkes, John Pokrzywa. . Color bearers were: Potl Dukas. Ralph Zdamcewicz; color guards were Stanley Piasta, Michael Tomas- Tomas- f cik. Bugler, were Jack Jenkins and j J. Upton Oliver. Interment was In St. Ignktius' , Church, Pringle, where Rev. Paul A-Kopickl A-Kopickl A-Kopickl pronounced the final bene-. bene-. bene-. diction.