Barsema

 

S/Sgt. Arthur Harris Barsema


Born: 1 December 1919 - Big Stone, Minnesota

Parents: Ralph Barsema & Clara Postema-Barsema

Siblings: 5 brothers, 4 sisters

Home:

    - 1914 South Ninth Avenue - Maywood, Illinois

Education:

    - Proviso Township High School

         - Class of 1937

Occupation:

    - Motorola Radio Company

        - stock clerk

Inducted:

    - 18 October 1941 - Chicago, Illinois

        - U. S. Army

Training:

    -  Camp Robinson, Arkansas 

Units: 

    - Company I, 377th Infantry Regiment, 95th Infantry Division

Engagements:

    - landed in France - 15 September 1944

    - Battle of Moselle, France - October 1944

    - Battle of Metz, France - November 1944

    - Battle of the Bulge - 16 December 1944 - 18 December 1944

Killed in Action:

    - 18 December 1944 - Fraulautern, Germany

Buried: Oakridge Cemetery, Hillside, Illinois

    - 3 August 1948 

        - he lies in a grave next to his parents

        - records indicate a military headstone was issued in November 1948

Medals:

     - Purple Heart 

     - Silver Star 


 

 

 

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