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Barsema, S/Sgt. Arthur H.


S/Sgt. Arthur Harris Barsema 
Born: 1 December 1919 – Ortonville, Minnesota 
Parents: Ralph Barsema and Clara Postema-Barsema
Siblings: 5 brothers, 4 sisters
– 1914 South Ninth Avenue – Maywood, Illinois
– Proviso Township High School
– Class of 1937
– Motorola Radio Company
– stock clerk
Selective Service Registration: 1 July 1941
– Contact Person: Clara Barsema – mother
– 18 October 1941 – Chicago, Illinois
– U. S. Army
– Camp Robinson, Arkansas
– Company I, 377th Infantry Regiment, 95th Infantry Division
– 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
– Purple Heart 
– Silver Star


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