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Peter Popienuck Military Service Portrait


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Peter Popienuck Military Service Portrait


Peter Popienuck
Private United States Army
C Troop
121st Calvary Reconnaissance Squadron
106th Cavalry Group

Died: Apr 1, 1945

The 106th Cavalry Group was attached to the 15th Corps, 7th Army during the period of October 1944 to May 1945, except for a two week period in January when the 121st Corps became operational.

Peter is buried in St. Avoid, Lorraine, France (K-13-25).

After the war, the Popienuck family received a letter from an individual who lived in the state of New York. This man claimed that he had refused to act as point man on a reconnaissance mission and Peter had volunteered to take his place. In advance of his squad. Peter was shot by a sniper and killed instantly. This man has felt guilty and would attempt to drown his shame each April 1st.

The portrait is on display in the Maynard Veterans' Wall of Honor in the Soup Campbell Room, Lower Level of Maynard Town Hall.




Description researched and provided by Andrew Mitzcavitch
See 2019.155

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

Framed Photo 8x10

Physical Dimensions

8 x 10 inches