PRIVATE FIRST CLASS THEODORE J. PIVORAS was inducted into the United States Army on April 14, 1943. After completing his basic traing he ws assigned to the 759th Light Tank Battalion.
The 759th Tank Battalion was a tank battalion of the United States Army active during the Second World War.
It was activated in June 1941 as a light tank battalion, equipped with M3 Stuart tanks, and sent to Iceland as part of the garrison force in mid-1942. After a year it moved to the United Kingdom, in mid-1943, and was landed in Normandy on D+10,
June 16, 1944. It was attached to the 2nd Infantry Division and fought in the St-Lo area. When the 2nd Division moved westwards towards Brest in mid-August, the battalion was attached to the 4th Cavalry Group, with which it would serve for the remainder of the war.
Private First Class Pivoras died due to reasons not related to combat on July 29, 1945. He was 21 at the time of his death. His body was returned to the United States in November of 1948 and he was buried at New St. Mary's Cemetery in Bellmawr, New Jersey.
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