In Honor

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PVT. MICHAEL

KOKOSKA

CO. L. 127 INF.

He gave his life in Honor

Of our Country

Born Sept. 28, 1892

Died June 27, 1918

in France

Many cemeteries feature memorials to soldiers. Some statues commemorate all of the soldiers who served in a war, some commemorate an individual soldier.

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This memorial in the Bohemian National Cemetery at Chicago, Illinois, was erected in honor of Private Michael Kokoska, the son of Joseph and Majdelena Kokoska, Bohemian immigrants. Kokoska served in the Great War where he was killed in France and temporarily buried in the Morvillars Military Cemetery. His parents petitioned the Quartermaster of the Army to have their son returned to America for reburial. His monument is a testament to his loyalty and patriotism.

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