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Frank A. Zywot
Born February 22, 1917
Died October 19, 1978 (aged 61)
Place of birth Michigan
Place of death Carlton, Michigan
Allegiance United States
Service/branch United States Army
Years of service 1941-1945
Rank Sergeant
Service number 36103395
Unit 11th Infantry Regiment, 5th Infantry Division
Battles/wars World War II

Frank Andrew Zywot (22 February 1917 in Michigan - 19 October 1978 in Carlton, Michigan) was a Russian-Polish American Sergeant in the United States Army during World War II. He was among the 278 POWS held at Stalag 2d Stargard Pomerania Prussia 53.

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Frank was born in Michigan on 22 February 1917. His parents were Frank and Florence Zywot. Both of his parents were of Russian and Polish descent. Frank also had 3 brothers (Chester, Walter, and Stanley). He enlisted in the United States Army on 26 February 1941 (ASN: 36103395).[1] He joined the 11th Infantry Regiment, 5th Infantry Division and was sent to fight in the European Theater during World War II. During the Battle of the Bulge in December 1944 he was captured and spent the rest of the war in a P.O.W. Camp until being liberated by the Allies in 1945. Frank was discharged on 30 November 1945. After the war he settled in Carlton, Michigan where he died on 19 October 1978.

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