S/Sgt. Joseph Imburgio Bulger Jr.

Born: 19 January 1921 - Illinois

Parents: Joseph I. Bulger Sr. & Elsie Tomm-Bulger

Siblings: 1 brother

Home:

    - 1101 North Broadway Avenue, Melrose Park, Illinois

Education:

    - Central YMCA High School - Chicago

    - Proviso Township High School

        - Class of 1939

    - University of Illinois

        - football team manager

        - Class of 1943

Inducted:

    - 6 April 1943

        - U. S. Army

Serial Number: 367443033

Training: 

    - University of Illinois

    - Fort Benning, Georgia

    - Camp Shelby, Mississippi

    - Camp McCann, Mississippi

    - Camp Wheeler, Georgia

    - England

    - France

Unit: 376th Infantry Regiment, 94th Infantry Division

Disembarked:

    - Utah Beach, France

Engagements:

    - fought at Lorient and St. Nazaire, France

    - wounded - 3 September 1944

    - Battle of Tettingen and Butzdorf, Germany - 14 January 1945

Killed in Action:

    - 19 February 1945 - during attack on Munzingen Ridge near Sinz, Germany

        - attempting to help a comrade who had been wounded

Buried: 

    - Mount Emblem Cemetery, Elmhurst, Illinois

        - 20 August 1948

        - Section:  K   Lot:  57   Grave:  9

Medals: 

    - Purple Heart

    - Silver Star

        - for carrying another soldier to safety after he had been wounded

    - Good Conduct Medal


 

 


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