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  Eddie Slovik Information
Slovik's criminal record had led him to be classified as unfit for duty in the U.S. military ("4-F"), but, shortly after his and Antoinette's first wedding anniversary, Slovik was reclassified as fit for duty ("1-A") and subsequently drafted by the Army.
Slovik was charged with desertion to avoid hazardous duty and court martialled on November 11, 1944.
Slovik was buried in the Oise-Aisne Cemetery in Fère-en-Tardenois alongside ninety-four other American soldiers executed for crimes such as rape and murder.
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  Eddie Slovik
Eddie Slovik, a private in the United States Army, was the the first American soldier to be executed for desertion since the Civil War.
Slovik was court-martialed for desertion under fire and sentenced to death by firing squad.
In 1987, forty-two years after Slovik's execution, his remains were returned to Michigan and reburied next to his wife Antoinette.
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 Slovik
Slovik was not happy about any of this he felt as if they were going to draft him they should of done so as soon as he got out of prison not when he had his family and finally a good job.
Slovik did not want to be in the Army and had let it be known from the very beginning he missed his wife very much and wrote her about 2 letters a day on average.
Slovik's case was seeming to be ongoing with a lot of people saying go on with the execution He wrote General Dwight Eisenhower and basically pleaded his life explaining his situation over again.
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  Eddie Slovik: Definition and Links by Encyclopedian.com
Eddie Slovik, a private in the United States Army, was the the first American soldier to be executed for desertion since the Civil War.
Slovik was court-martialed for desertion under fire and sentenced to death by firing squad.
In 1987, forty-two years after Slovik's execution, his remains were returned to Michigan and reburied next to his wife Antoinette.
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 Eddie Slovik
Edward Donald "Eddie" Slovik (February 18, 1920 - January 31, 1945), a private in the United States Army during World War II, was the first United States soldier to be executed for desertion since the American Civil War.
Slovik wrote a letter to Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower, supreme allied commander, pleading for clemency, but desertion had become a problem and Eisenhower ordered the execution during the closing days of World War II in order to deter other potential deserters.
Slovik's death by firing squad sentence for desertion under fire was carried out at 10:04 on January 31, 1945, near the village of Sainte-Marie-aux-Mines.
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 Science Fair Projects - Eddie Slovik
On October 8, Slovik told his company commander, Captain Ralph Grotte, that he was "too scared" to serve in a rifle company and asked to be reassigned to a rear area unit.
On October 9, Slovik went to an MP and gave him a confession in which he wrote he was going to "run away again" if he was sent into combat.
Slovik was charged with desertion to avoid hazardous duty and was tried on November 11, 1944.
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 The Sad Story of Private Eddie Slovik
Eddie Slovik was born in 1920 in a poor neighborhood of Detroit.
At the end, Eddie Slovik was braver in facing the rifles of the firing squad than he had been in facing the Germans.
Slovik's widow spent the rest of her life pleading with the U.S. Army and the federal government to pardon her husband.
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 This Day In History>>1945 The Execution Of Pvt. Slovik................Posted by Two Spirit
Eddie Slovik becomes the first American soldier since the Civil War to be executed for desertion-and the only one who suffered such a fate during World War II.
Slovik was a replacement, a class of soldier not particular respected by officers.
Slovik refused and was confined to the stockade.
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 Whitehall vet recalls 'brave' soldier's execution   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Eddie Slovik, the last soldier in the United States to be executed for desertion.
Slovik was the last U.S. soldier put to death for desertion and the only U.S. soldier executed for desertion since the Civil War.
Slovik had run away, turned himself in and told his officers he would not carry a rifle and that he planned to desert his duty again.
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 The Execution of Pvt. Eddie Slovik
On Jan. 31, 1945, Hamtramck-born Eddie Slovik was executed by firing a squad near the village of Ste-Marie aux Mines for the crime of desertion.
Slovik had been classified 4F because of his prison record, but was reclassifed 1A during a military manpower shortage and received his draft notice shortly after the couple's first wedding anniversary.
Slovik made it clear he did not consider himself a fighting man. He feared weapons so much that his drill instructors had to furnish him with dummy grenades and escort him through the infiltration course.
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 This date in Michigan History
Slovik was a petty thief who had spent part of 1942 in a reform school.
Slovik's wife was not told of his death sentence.
Slovik was buried in a secret cemetery with 94 American soldiers that had been executed for crimes of rape and murder.
www.michiganhistorymagazine.com /date/january03/01_31_1945.html   (209 words)

  
 Eddie D. Slovik - Wild Bill Guarnere.Community
Slovik "stood mute" in his trial, gambling that he would not get the death sentence nor would he be sent back to the front.
The firing squad assigned to shoot Slovik was made of combat men (obviously), and they fired high and to the right, being nervous about shooting their own man. When they were reloading for a second volley, the lieutenant in charge nearly shot one of the firing squad members by mistake.
Slovik was buried in Plot E of the US Oise-Aisne Cemetery, where Joyce Kilmer and other World War I and World War II casualties lie in "honored glory." However, Plot E is hidden from view, and only accessible to the cemetery's maintainence staff.
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 Eddie Slovik at AllExperts
Slovik's criminal record had led him to be classified as unfit for duty in the U.S. military ("4-F"), but, shortly after his and Antoinette's first wedding anniversary, Slovik was reclassified as fit for duty ("1-A") and subsequently drafted by the Army.
Slovik was charged with desertion to avoid hazardous duty and court martialled on November 11, 1944.
Slovik was buried in the Oise-Aisne Cemetery in Fère-en-Tardenois alongside ninety-four other American soldiers executed for crimes such as rape and murder.
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 Spartanburg SC | GoUpstate.com | Spartanburg Herald-Journal   (Site not responding. Last check: )
thumbrightPrivate Eddie Slovik Edward Donald Slovik (February 18, 1920 – January 31,1945) was a private in the United States Army during World War II and the first American soldier to be executed for desertion since the American Civil War.
Slovik was buried in Plot E of Oise-Aisne Cemetery in Fère-en-Tardenois, alongside 96 other American soldiers executed for crimes such as murder and/or rape.
Slovik's death by 12 sharp shooters and Eisenhower's execution orders are also portrayed in a scene during the 1963 film The Victors.
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 Blog : i shoot with my mind
in 1943, eddie slovik decided that the war flat out scared him, and that if he was ordered to go on the front lines he would rather run away than die a certain death as cannon fodder.
i empathize with eddie, not as he was but as he is now, as he sits with the dark specters of herod, nero, hirohito, or winston churchill in the shadows of darkened greatness.
eddie has been lost to history, although his name will be remembered by those of us that know the truth, those of us that have sacrificed the status quo to make a point, to be an example.
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 The Execution of Private Slovik by Dell Pub Co
Although I believe that no human is fit to be a soldier, we are made for far better things, the drafting of a man like Eddie Slovik shows that arbitrariness of the draft of WWII that lead to the militarization of thousands of men who would not be stable under combat circumstances.
Eddie's luck had recently changed, however, with a steady factory job and marriage to Antoinette, a beautiful girl who gave Eddie hope and security for the first time in his life.
In Eddie Slovik, the author finds a hard luck depression era boy, good natured, poorly educated, who when faced with the reality of war realized that he simply could not kill another human being.
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 Eddie Slovik
Eddie Slovik, a private in the United States Army, was the last U.S. solider to be executed for desertion.
Slovik was court-martialed for desertion under fire and sentenced to death by firing squad.
In 1987, 42 after Slovik's execution, his remains were returned to Michigan and reburied next to his wife Antoinette.
www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org /jsource/biography/Slovik.html   (146 words)

  
 The Execution of Private Slovik (1974) (TV) - IMDb user comments   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Slovik is the victim of fate and circumstance; the little guy, totally unprepared for the world in which he finds himself, more than willing to apply those skills he does possess to the war effort, but incapable of fulfilling what the army demands of him.
Slovik truly believed he would not be executed, but picked the wrong time in history to make such an assumption.
Slovik, at least as far as the way the movie presented him, while not being an angel, was a man of principals after he left the reformatory.
www.imdb.com /title/tt0071477/usercomments   (1796 words)

  
 The Sad Story of Private Eddie Slovik - Military Photos
BTW, regarding Slovik's "very sad tale": In the Battle of the Huertgen Forest in October-November 1944, while Slovik was on trial, the 109th Infantry Regiment, 28th Infantry Division took 1,367 casualties.
While Slovik was awaiting word of his fate from Ike, the regiment was absorbing replacements.
While Slovik was being executed, the regiment was preparing to go into the Colmar Pocket, which would prove to be its last major action of the war.
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 The Execution of Eddie Slovik by Laurence M. Vance
Slovik faced impending death in The Battle of Hürtgen Forest, where the American army suffered 24,000 casualties during the battle and an additional 9,000 casualties due to fatigue, illness, or friendly fire.
After Slovik’s request to be reassigned from the front lines to the rear was refused, he deserted, voluntarily surrendered, and wrote that he would run away again if sent into combat.
Slovik’s life and death were recounted in the 1954 book The Execution of Private Slovik, by William Bradford Huie.
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 Westholme Publishing - The Execution of Private Slovik
For Slovik was more than a 'coward.' He not only did not want to die but he did not want to kill, and one must look far in literature for a figure so moving as Private Slovik wandering about Europe not with bullets in his cartridge belt but with writing paper.
Eddie's luck had recently changed, however, with a steady factory job and marriage to a beautiful girl who gave Eddie hope and security for the first time in his life.
Refusing to fight, Slovik was arrested, court martialed, and condemned to death.
www.westholmepublishing.com /privateslovik.html   (591 words)

  
 AmericanHeritage.com / The Example of Private Slovik
I saw Eddie Slovik for most of one morning, no more, and he never said a word to me. 1 cannot say for certain whether it is his face I remember or a photograph in a magazine article based on William Bradford Huie’s best seller The Execution of Private Slovik.
Slovik’s defense counsel, a young staff captain, was not an attorney, but he had served on previous courts-martial.
Slovik, still wordless, was escorted out under guard.
www.americanheritage.com /articles/magazine/ah/1987/6/1987_6_97.shtml   (5587 words)

  
 Eddie Slovik (1920 - 1945) - Find A Grave Memorial
Slovik had twice confessed to deserting, in writing, and stated that if given the opportunity he would desert again.
On 31 January 1945, Eddie Slovik was executed by firing squad near the village of Ste-Marie aux Mines for the crime of desertion.
Slovik's remains were returned to Michigan in 1987.
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 Macomb Daily : Fight to clear Pvt. Slovik continues 01/31/05
After reading William Bradford Huie's 1954 book probing Slovik's execution, and a transcript of the kangaroo court that found the soldier guilty of desertion under fire, I became convinced it was a wrongful charge.
Twice Slovik told his commanders if he were sent back to the front, he would refuse their command.
The poor woman first learned of Eddie's execution in 1954 when Huie was gathering data about her husband's life, and the execution the government tried to cover up.
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 Books : The Execution of Private Slovik - The Owl Pages shop
Eddie's luck had recently changed, however, with a steady factory job and marriage to Antoinette, a beautiful girl who gave Eddie hope and security for the first time in his life.
In The Execution of Private Slovik, considered to be among the best investigative books ever written, William Bradford Huie reconstructs this entire story in order to find out what made Eddie Slovik an unlikely pacifist and why the U.S. Army decided to cover up the affair.
In Eddie Slovik, the author finds a hard luck depression era boy, good natured, poorly educated, who when faced with the reality of war realized that he simply could not kill another human being.
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 Digital History
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The Execution of Private Eddie Slovik: War and Military Justice
D-Day: June 6, 1944: The Climactic Battle of World War II
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