Pfc Olinik was born in 1921 in New York and was killed in action on June 16, 1944 during the Airborne invasion of Normandy.|
Pfc Olinik is the son of Alex Olinik [b1885 in Poland/Ukraine] a worker at a farm implements manufacturer and the son of Eva Olinik [b.1895 in Poland/Ukraine].
The 1930 US Census for Auburn, Cayuga County, New York shows John residing at #86 Perrine Street with his parents and 2 sisters Helen and Mary and brother William.
Pfc Olinik was awarded the Purple Heart Medal and the Croix de Guerre Unit Citation [French].
Pfc Olinik is interred at the Normandy American Cemetery at Colleville-sur-Mer, France at Plot F Row 1 Grave 10.