This Day in History: 1945-03-02
A double tragedy hit the family of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Demeduk of Valley Road, Darlington. On the same day that their son T/5 Nicholas Demeduk was reported seriously wounded in combat in the Philippines, a second son, Tech. Sgt. John J. Demeduk was killed in action in Germany. Sgt. Demeduk, 24, was a member of the 13th Infantry Division. He was a graduate of St. Luke’s School in Hohokus and had entered the service on March 17, 1941. He had been overseas for a year at the time of his death. A third son, Pvt. Peter Demeduk was stationed in Mississippi with the Army Air Force. A daughter, Justine, worked in the Ramsey Home Bakery.