As given by the donor, who is the daughter of Ann Volk, the sister of both Philip and Larry, "Staff Sgt. Philip Langerholc:
Born in Johnstown, PA and graduated from Johnstown High School. He was a marine in World War II and was 19 years old when
he was killed in action at Guadal Canal [sic] on September 21, 1943, just 5 days after he sent a letter to my mother. The
… letter .. was addressed to my mother, Mrs. John (Ann) Volk, and my dad. It was dated September 16, 1943, and postmarked
the next day. A few days later he was killed in action at Guadal Canal [sic] … Sgt. Larry Langerholc: Born in West Newton,
PA. He graduated from Johnstown High School, Johnstown, PA. He volunteered for the Army in 1941. He landed in France on VE
Day. He spent time in post-war Germany. Upon an honorable discharge from the Army, he returned to Johnstown, PA, where he
lived for the rest of his life. He married and fathered 4 children… The… letter… was addressed to my mother (his sister),
Mrs. John (Ann) Volk. It was dated October 5, 1943. He had recently learned that his brother, Philip, was killed in action
in September 1943."
There are no restrictions on the use of this material except where previously copyrighted material is concerned. It is the
responsibility of the researcher to obtain all permissions. For further copyright information, please contact the archivist.