He was injured during the Battle of Altevilla near Salerno, Italy, on 22nd September 1943. He died from his injuries seven days later on 29th September 1943. His brother Alfons died a year later also in Italy.
He was posthumously awarded a Purple Heart Medal.
West News, Vol. 54, No. 24, Ed. 1 Friday, November 5, 1943, p. 1; West News, Vol. 54, No. 33, Ed. 1 Friday, January 7, 1944, p. 1
|Date of Birth||08/09/1915|
|Date of Death||09/22/1943|
|Place of Birth||West, McLennan County, TX|
|Place of Death||Altevilla, Italy|
|Immigration||Born to at least one Czech-born parent.|
|Could speak Czech||Not identified|
|Parents||Frank J. Petter and Matilda (Zatopek) Petter.|
|Area of War||Europe|
|Detail of Service||Infantry, National Guard (source of army personnel)|
|Killed in action|