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2LT Luther Sidney Gustafson

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2LT Luther Sidney Gustafson

Birth
Rapelje, Stillwater County, Montana, USA
Death 28 Apr 1943 (aged 22)
Tunisia
Burial Carthage, Tunis, Tunisia
Plot Plot D Row 17 Grave 10
Memorial ID 56247410 View Source
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Graduated from Bozeman High School 1938/ Montana State College 1942 (degree in Bus. Admn.) Enlisted in US Army Infantry 6/15/1942, left Bozeman 6/24/1942, left 10/5/1942 for England (landed at Litchfield England a week later). Stationed in Scotland to train for amphibious beach landing. Assigned to Company G 2nd Battalion 39th Infantry Regt. 9th Infantry Div. Nicknamed the "Falcons". On Oct. 26, 1942, left England with convoy of 850 ships on the USS Thomas Stone. Landed 15 miles east of Algiers. 1/1943 assigned a post in Tunisia - along the German front. Killed in action 4/28/1943. He is buried in Plot D, Row 17, Grave 10 North Africa Cemetery Carthage, Tunisia. Received following medals Distinguished Service Cross, Croix de Militaires Voluntaires (2nd highest honor of French Army), and the Purple Heart.


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