Sunday, January 22, 2017

WW2 Fallen - Stanley Glowacki, USS Joseph T. Dickman

The U.S. Coast Guard supported the D-Day invasion.

Stanley A. Glowacki could have been 100 years old today. 

He was born on January 22, 1917 in Michigan. His mother was born in Poland and his father was born in Michigan with parents from Poland. Stanley's father owned his own farm. Stanley had two older sisters, one younger sister and four older brothers. In high school he was in the orchestra.

Stanley Glowacki in high school orchestra, 1933

By 1940 Stanley had completed two years of high school and was working as a mess steward in a camp kitchen.

Stanley was servicing in US Coast Guard Reserves when he died June 7, 1944. He was a Seaman First Class on the USS Joseph T. Dickman and participated in the D-Day invasion at Utah Beach. He was one of 15 Coast Guard sailors killed supporting the landing, including one other on his ship.

USS Joseph T. Dickman, where Stanley A. Glowacki was a Seaman 1st Class

His remains were returned to be buried at Ft. Snelling National Cemetery.

Thank you Stanley for your sacrifice. Let's Earn It for Stanley.

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