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Published: 12/1/2011


WWII marker unveiled in Sylvania Twp.

An Ohio Historical Society Marker was placed in Sylvania Township to honor Army Sgt. Alexander Drabik, the first Allied Soldier to cross the Rhine River in Germany during World War II. CLICK ON ANY IMAGE TO VIEW FULL PHOTO, START SLIDE SHOW.

The marker is unveiled by Alexander Drabik's granddaughter Katrina Wilson, left, and her mother, and Mr. Drabik's daughter, Rita Wilson. Enlarge | Buy This Photo The marker is unveiled by Alexander Drabik's granddaughter Katrina Wilson, left, and her mother, and Mr. Drabik's daughter, Rita Wilson....
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Side one of the historical marker honoring Alexander Drabik. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Side one of the historical marker honoring Alexander Drabik.
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Alexander Drabik's granddaughter, Katrina Wilson, left, and her mother, and  Rita Wilson embrace after the unveiling of the historical marker. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Alexander Drabik's granddaughter, Katrina Wilson, left, and her mother, and Rita Wilson embrace after the unveiling of the historical marker....
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Rep. Marcy Kaptur speaks during the unveiling of the marker honoring Alexander Drabik. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Rep. Marcy Kaptur speaks during the unveiling of the marker honoring Alexander Drabik.
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Katrina Wilson holds the book Enlarge | Buy This Photo Katrina Wilson holds the book "The Bridge at Remagen" which recounts the taking of the only remaining bridge over the Rhine.
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Phyllis Lesinski Green, a niece of Alexander Drabik, speaks about her uncle to the more than 100 people gathered. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Phyllis Lesinski Green, a niece of Alexander Drabik, speaks about her uncle to the more than 100 people gathered.
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Nelda Reno, left,  Rep. Marcy Kaptur, and Cliff Kujawa, gather as an Ohio Historical Society Marker in unveiled to honor the birthplace of Alexander Drabik. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Nelda Reno, left, Rep. Marcy Kaptur, and Cliff Kujawa, gather as an Ohio Historical Society Marker in unveiled to honor ...
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Information on Alexandre Drabik, including the taking of the Remagen Bridge and his family in a display at the event. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Information on Alexandre Drabik, including the taking of the Remagen Bridge and his family in a display at the event.
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A photo of Alexander Drabik, the Distinguished Service Cross,  a Purple Heart, for wounds incurred during the Battle of the Bulge, and other medals he received. Enlarge | Buy This Photo A photo of Alexander Drabik, the Distinguished Service Cross, a Purple Heart, for wounds incurred during the Battle of the ...
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A photo of Alexander Drabik and the Distinguished Service Cross he earned. Drabik also received a Purple Heart for wounds incurred during the Battle of the Bulge. Enlarge | Buy This Photo A photo of Alexander Drabik and the Distinguished Service Cross he earned. Drabik also received a Purple Heart for wounds ...
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