Paul C. Ludwikoski

Sergeant Awarded Combat Star After Battle in Pacific
IN COMBAT WITH THE XlV CORPS SERVICE COMMAND IN THE SOUTHWEST PACIFIC—Paul C. Ludwikoski, 24 years old, of Eau Claire, Wisconsin, was awarded the Asiatic-Pacific Ribbon with the Combat Star for his participation in the Battle of Bougainville. His mother, Mrs. Sopia Ludwikoski, lives at 436 1/2 North Barstow Street, Eau Claire, Wisconsin.

In civilian life, Sergeant Ludwikoski worked for the Cardinal Shoe Company and, in the Army, he works repairing shoes. He is a member of a Salvage and Repair Company and is a foreman in the Shoe Repair Section. His civilian experience stands him in good stead. In the Southwest Pacific, where the inclement weather plays havoc with shoes, the repair of shoes becomes so much more important. 

The Sergeant has two brothers in the service. One brother he met at his present island station, Staff Sergeant Charles Ludwikoski of the Army Air Corps. His other brother, Corporal John Ludwikoski, is in the Tank Corps in Italy.

Sergeant Ludwikoski has been in the Army two years. Trained at Camp Lee, Virginia and Camp Ellis, Illinois, he came overseas in January 1944. In addition to the Combat Star, he holds the Good Conduct Medal.