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Sgt Arthur B Buschlen

Sgt Arthur B Buschlen

Birth
Gladwin County, Michigan, USA
Death 6 Jun 1944 (aged 28–29)
France
Burial Colleville-sur-Mer, Departement du Calvados, Basse-Normandie, France
Plot Plot B, Row 19, Grave 4
Memorial ID 10873675 · View Source
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Arthur served with the 16th infantry, 1st division. He fought in North Africa and Sicily. He was killed on Omaha Beach in the Normandy Invasion on 6/6/44 (D-Day) while attempting to save the lives of two wounded men when their boat capsized in enemy fire as it neared the Normandy beach. Later, in spite of mortal wounds, he attempted to salvage equipment entangled in barbed wire barriers in the channel. He was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross and the Bronze Star for gallantry posthumously.

Sgt. Buschlen was with General Bradley's 1st U.S. Army -- assigned the westerly points of attack at two areas code-named "Utah" and "Omaha." He also received the Purple Heart, and Silver Star.

The US Military Honor site.

Arthur was born in Gladwin Michigan to Amelia (Brandt) and Gilion Buschlen.


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  • Created by: Scott Buschlen
  • Added: 30 Apr 2005
  • Find A Grave Memorial 10873675
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Sgt Arthur B Buschlen (1915–6 Jun 1944), Find A Grave Memorial no. 10873675, citing Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial, Colleville-sur-Mer, Departement du Calvados, Basse-Normandie, France ; Maintained by Scott Buschlen (contributor 46583152) .