Arthur B BUSCHLEN

 

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ARMY SERIAL NUMBER35011959
AGE29 yo
DATE OF BIRTH1915 Gladwin, MICHIGAN
STATEOHIO
FAMILYParent: Amelia BRANDT & Gilion BUSCHLEN
RANKSergeant
FONCTIONInfantry
JOB before ENLISTEMENTCollectors, bills and accountsOH
DATE of ENLISTEMENT7 march 1941 Akron OHIO
COMPANYCompany Headquarters
BATTALION2nd Battalion
REGIMENT16th Infantry Regiment
DIVISION1st Infantry Division
DATE OF DEATH 6 june 1944Buschlen Arthur b tombe
STATUSKIA
PLACE OF DEATHOmaha Beach
CEMETERYNORMANDY AMERICAN CEMETERY de Colleville

Plan du Normandy American Cemetery

GRAVE
PlotRowGrave
B194
DECORATION
Distinguished Service Crossdsc
Bronze Star Medalbsm
American Campaign Medalamerican campaign medal
World War II Victory Medalvictory medal
Combat Infantryman Badgecombat infantryman badge
us army div 1  16ir

 

STORY

Sgt. Arthur B. BUSCHLEN was born in Gladwin, Mich. in 1915, to Amelia Brandt and Gilion Buschlen. He first fought with the 16th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division in the campaigns in North Africa and Sicily, and received a Bronze Star for his actions in the Sicilian Campaign.

He was already a combat veteran when, on June 1, 1944, BUSCHLEN and other soldiers from the 16th Infantry Regiment left their D-Camps to board amphibious assault ships at Port Weymouth.

Units were assigned to the amphibious assault ships USS Samuel Chase, USS Henrico and the HMS Empire Anvilon the eve of their third amphibious landing of the war

Buschlen was in the first wave of the 16th Infantry Regiment known as Force O.

The “Big Red One” was to land on Easy Red and Fox Green sectors of Omaha Beach.

Approaching Omaha Beach on D-Day, BUSCHLEN attempted to save two wounded men when their boat capsized under heavy enemy fire.

He was hit several times and was severely wounded.

In spite of his wounds, Buschlen attempted to salvage equipment that became entangled in the barbed wire barriers of the English Channel, before succumbing to his injuries.

For his conspicuous gallantry and heroic actions, Buschlen was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross.


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The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress July 9, 1918, takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Sergeant Arthur B. BUSCHLEN (ASN: 35011959), United States Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Headquarters Company, 2nd Battalion, 16th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 6 June 1944, in France.

Sergeant BUSCHLEN was approaching the beach with one of the initial assault waves when his boat struck an underwater obstacle and capsized. Although thrown into deep water and subjected to fierce artillery and mortar fire, he voluntarily swam to the aid of a wounded comrade and brought him to shore.

Observing another wounded man approximately 100 yards from shore struggling unsuccessfully to reach the beach with a cumbersome radio transmitter, Sergeant Buschlen, unhesitatingly and with complete disregard for his own safety, waded to the side of the wounded man. Although exposed to incessant machine gun and small arms fire, he carried the heavy radio and fearlessly assisted the casualty to shore.

Sergeant BUSCHLEN once again entered the channel in a vain attempt to salvage additional equipment which had become entangled on barbed wire barriers.

With undiminished daring, he plunged into the water, ignoring the withering enemy fire, and struggled toward the entanglement and was mortally wounded. Sergeant Buschlen, by his display of extraordinary initiative, marked determination and great personal courage, exemplified the highest traditions of the Armed Forces.

General Orders: Headquarters, First U.S. Army, General Orders No. 94 (1944)

Action Date: June 6, 1944

Service: Army

Company: Headquarters Company

Battalion: 2nd Battalion

Regiment: 16th Infantry Regiment

Division: 1st Infantry Division


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