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Pvt. Frank Manofsky
April 7, 1911 - July 26, 1944
Frank Manofsky was born at Osage on April 7, 1911, the son of Joseph and
Annie Manofsky. He moved to Houston in 1930 and married Opal Hall there in 1936.
The fact that he had not lived in Colorado County for over ten years when he entered
the service was, no doubt, the reason that he was considered a Harris County rather than
a Colorado County man. Manofsky entered the service December 11, 1942 and served
in the 2nd Division, 23rd Infantry. He went overseas in September 1943. He was killed
in action in the Normandy campaign on July 26, 1944, one day after the U. S. First and
Third Armies launched the attack that became known as the Breakout at St. L8.112
Manofsky was the first war casualty to return to Weimar after the war for
burial. Weimar stores were all closed in tribute. He was survived by a daughter, Claudia
Pearl Manofsky, whom he had never seen; five sisters: Mrs. Alfred Dahse, Mrs. William
Feyrer, Mrs. Louis Muzny, Mrs. Stanley Feyrer, and Mrs. Frank Billeck; and three
brothers: Adolf, Fred and Joe Manofsky.13
Sgt. Leonard F. Maxwell
Leonard Maxwell was a sergeant in the Army Air Corps. In the March 10,
1944 edition of the Eagle Lake newspaper, it was reported that his wife, who was then
living in Eagle Lake, had received a message that her husband was missing after the crash
of a heavy bomber in the Atlantic Ocean, southeast of Jacksonville, Florida while on a
flight out of Savannah, Georgia. Later, his body was recovered, and the navy stated that
he apparently had been killed instantly. His body was returned, apparently to Orange,
Texas, for burial. The funeral services were held at the home of Maxwell's mother in
Pvt. Ivan Edmund Mazoch
October 17, 1917 - July 13, 1942
Ivan Mazoch was born on October 17, 1917. He died July 13, 1942 at Camp
Wright in Spokane after 10-day bout with what the newspapers identified as jaundice
fever. The Weimar Mercury called Mazoch "the first Weimar area soldier to die in service
in present war." His funeral service was held at the Holman Catholic church, and he is
buried in the cemetery adjoining that church. The inscription on his tombstone is written
in Czech. Mazoch is listed on the Fayette County veterans memorial roster, and
presumably ought to be considered a Fayette County casualty. He is not listed on either
the Colorado or Fayette County veterans list by the state.115
112 Weimar Mercury, August 18, 1944; January 30, 1948.
1 13 Weimar Mercury, January 30, 1948.
114 Eagle Lake Headlight, March 10O, 1944.
1 5 Weimar Mercury, July 24, 1942.
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