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John Levitsky

Ballplayers Wounded in Combat


Date and Place of Birth: September 10, 1922 Malden, MA
Date and Place of Death:    July 17, 2002 Norwood, MA
Baseball Experience: Minor League
Position: Unknown
Rank: Unknown
Military Unit:  US Army
Area Served: European Theater of Operations

John Levitsky was born on September 10, 1922, in Malden, Massachusetts. His parents, Alexander and Anna, were Russian immigrants and his father worked as a baker.

Levitsky played briefly with the Portsmouth Cubs of the Class B Piedmont League, before entering military service in November 1942. He was wounded in the leg in combat in France, and shipped to a hospital in the United States, where he remained until discharged in February 1945.

Levitsky did not return to baseball. He enjoyed a long career in education and was the Director of Art Education at Norwood Public Schools. He also coached school baseball teams.

John Levitsky passed away on July 17, 2002. He was 79 years old and is buried at Highland Cemetery in Norwood, Massachusetts.

Date Added December 30, 2017

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