Constabulary Lightning Bolt September 5’ 1947
Colonel lrzyk Heads for Home
September 5, 1947
1st Brigade - Lt. Col. Albin F. Irzyk left the 1st Brigade on August 28. He is returning to the United States and after a Short leave he will report to The Armored School at Fort Knox, Ky., for duty.
Colonel Irzyk completed an over-seas tour which brought him to
In January, 1944 with the 4th Armored Division. He remained with his
through out combat, finishing the war as commanding officer of
8th Tank Battalion. During this service he received numerous
and ribbons, among which are the Distinguished Service Cross, the
Star with Oak leaf Cluster, Legion of Merit, Bronze Star Medal with
Oak leaf clusters, Commendation ribbon, purple Heart
with one Oak leaf cluster, the French Croix de Guerre with Etoile, and the Czechoslovakian War Cross.
Helped Plan Brigade
Colonel Irzzyk played shortstop on the 1st Brigade Headquarters “Brig-adeers” this season in baseball. He finished the season with a batting average of better than .350 and was second In runs batted in. Popular with his fellow players he helped the Brigadeers to gain a spot in the elim-ination tourney for the Constab championship. He was selected for the Constab all-star team.
Colonel Irzyk Is a graduate of Massachusetts State College class of 1940. He was appointed to the regular army in 1941. His home is Salem. Ma.
A review was held on the eve of his departure in honor of Colonel Irzyk. All officers of first brigade participated. Headquarters troop first brigade, Captain Carl W. Gindele, commanding, past in review after having been inspected by Colonel Irzyk. Brig. Gen. Fay B. Prickett, Brigade Commander, joined the ranks of his staff during the review, leaving the departing Colonel to take the review as the reviewing officer.
Ernie n Carol Ft. Riley, KS 11/6/'98 Mr. and Mrs. Ernest A Cologne
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