John Adam Bartkowski, the son of Adam and Amelia (Dobiesz) Bartkowski, was born on February 23, 1912, in Schenectady, New York. He graduated from Oneida Junior High School and went on to work for General Electric.

On June 13, 1942, John enlisted in the United States Army. He held the rank of Private and served with the 16th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division. On the African Front, he was killed in action on April 30, 1943. John is buried in the North Africa American Cemetery and Memorial, North Africa.

Sources: The Schenectady Gazette, Find A Grave, Ancestry