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Eddie Slovik

Eddie SlovikAKA Edward Donald Slovik

Born: 18-Feb-1920
Birthplace: Detroit, MI
Died: 31-Jan-1945
Location of death: Sainte-Marie-aux-Mines, France
Cause of death: Execution
Remains: Buried, Woodmere Cemetery, Detroit, MI

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Military, Criminal

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: US soldier executed for desertion

Military service: US Army (Company G, 109th Regiment, 28th Infantry, 1944-45)

Executed by firing squad during World War II for desertion on 31-Jan-1945 under orders approved by Dwight D. Eisenhower. His last words were, "Don't worry about me. I'm okay. They're not shooting me for deserting the United States Army -- thousands of guys have done that. They're shooting me for bread I stole when I was 12 years old."

Sister: Anna Slovik Kadlubski
Wife: Antoinette Wisniewski (m. 7-Nov-1942, d. 1979)

    High School: Michigan Reformatory School (1942)

    Theft c. 1932
    Breaking and Entering c. 1932
    Disturbing the Peace c. 1932
    Driving While Intoxicated Jan-1939
    Draft Deferment: World War II 4-F, reclassified 1-A (1944)
    Desertion Tried 11-Nov-1944
    Shot: Firing Squad 31-Jan-1945

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