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1LT Charles Wilson Bussert

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1LT Charles Wilson Bussert Veteran

Birth
Amanda, Fairfield County, Ohio, USA
Death
4 Mar 1945 (aged 30)
Rayen, Kreis Wesel, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
Burial
Lancaster, Fairfield County, Ohio, USA Add to Map
Plot
Graceland/Willowview Sections, Row 6 (east half)
Memorial ID
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From Find a Grave contributor ShaneO:

Citation:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Silver Star Medal (Posthumously) to Charles Bussert (0-1016799), First Lieutenant (Cavalry), U.S. Army, for gallantry in action against the enemy while serving with Troop D, 88th Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, 8th Armored Division, in Germany on 25 February 1945. Lieutenant Bussert volunteered to lead a patrol into heavily defended enemy territory to secure information on the strength and disposition of troops and to obtain prisoners for questioning. He led his patrol across an obstacle-strewn river, through armed outpost guards, and to an occupied town. After obtaining the required information he entered a house on the outskirts of the town, captured two prisoners and succeeded in bringing his entire patrol and prisoners safely back to his own lines. His display of skill and courage in accomplishing this dangerous assignment is in keeping with the highest traditions of the Armed Forces of the United States.

Headquarters, 8th Armored Division, General Orders No. 49 (June 20, 1945)
Home Town: Amanda, Ohio

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88th Armored Cavalry Reconnaissance Squadron (Mechanized), 8th Armored Division, War Diary offers a narrative of the events which led to the death of 1st Lt Bussert on 4 March 1945 while being evacuated from Rayen, Germany is available here:
https://www.8th-armored.org/books/88th-hist/88r_p046.htm

Contributor: Vindicator I (49013635)
From Find a Grave contributor ShaneO:

Citation:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Silver Star Medal (Posthumously) to Charles Bussert (0-1016799), First Lieutenant (Cavalry), U.S. Army, for gallantry in action against the enemy while serving with Troop D, 88th Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, 8th Armored Division, in Germany on 25 February 1945. Lieutenant Bussert volunteered to lead a patrol into heavily defended enemy territory to secure information on the strength and disposition of troops and to obtain prisoners for questioning. He led his patrol across an obstacle-strewn river, through armed outpost guards, and to an occupied town. After obtaining the required information he entered a house on the outskirts of the town, captured two prisoners and succeeded in bringing his entire patrol and prisoners safely back to his own lines. His display of skill and courage in accomplishing this dangerous assignment is in keeping with the highest traditions of the Armed Forces of the United States.

Headquarters, 8th Armored Division, General Orders No. 49 (June 20, 1945)
Home Town: Amanda, Ohio

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88th Armored Cavalry Reconnaissance Squadron (Mechanized), 8th Armored Division, War Diary offers a narrative of the events which led to the death of 1st Lt Bussert on 4 March 1945 while being evacuated from Rayen, Germany is available here:
https://www.8th-armored.org/books/88th-hist/88r_p046.htm

Contributor: Vindicator I (49013635)


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