PFC Robert James Modracek
D Company, 2nd Battalion, 506th PIR
KIA September 18, 1944

items from Glenn Modracek,
nephew of PFC Robert J. Modracek,
D Co, 2nd BN, 506th PIR, KIA 09/18/44
PFC Robert J. Modracek

PFC Robert J. Modracek before he was assigned to the 506th PIR in August 1944.
He is wearing the General Headquarters Reserve patch, which means that when the photo
was taken, he was in a unit which was not part of any US Army division.

From Glenn Modracek:
Eye witness accounts related to Steph Leenhouwers by the daughter of the man who chronicled
them in 1944 confirm
that my Uncle Bob was in 2nd Battalion, D Company, which had the left
flank when F Company launched the assault on the two German 88mm guns in Eindhoven
(Woenselsestraat). Either
a mishandled grenade or a mortar shell detonated in the mortar tube,
causing his accidental
death by shrapnel to the chest. His name is one of the 22 names inscribed
on the Eindhoven
monument to the liberators of the 101st.

May 26, 1945

Letter from SGT Larry L. Zenishek (HHC, 1st BN, 506th PIR) to Louise Kadera,
who was a friend of SGT Zenishek and second cousin of Glenn Modracek.

Zenishek Envelope


Zenishek Letter Page 1

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Zenishek Letter Page 2

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Zenishek Letter Page 3

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November 27, 1946

Letter from Robert Krogh (I Co, 3rd BN, 506th PIR) to PFC Robert J. Modracek's parents,
who had placed a request in the VFW Magazine, asking for information about their son.
Since PFC Robert Modracek was actually in D Co, 2nd BN, 506th PIR, Robert Krogh
must have been thinking about another Currahee paratrooper when he wrote this letter.

Krogh Envelope


Krogh Letter Page 1

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Krogh Letter Page 2

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Krogh Letter Page 3

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Krogh Letter Page 4

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