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#1 gunnertwo

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Posted 05 June 2019 - 09:08 PM

This grouping is one of my treasures as it represents the great battle on D-Day on June 6th, 1944.


Arthur B. Buschlen was in the 1st Infantry Division, 16th Inf Regiment and lost his life on the beachhead that day. He was posthumously awarded the DSC and Purple Heart. He is buried near where he fell. On this day we remember him and those on both sides that died that during "The Longest Day".

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#2 gunnertwo

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Posted 05 June 2019 - 09:10 PM

Additional images.

 

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#3 badash5946

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Posted 10 June 2019 - 08:02 AM

Thanks for sharing these and honoring his remembrance



#4 Nuts44

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Posted 10 June 2019 - 09:08 AM

Thanks for sharing. Do you know what the DSC write up says? Would be interesting to find out what he did on D-Day.

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Posted 10 June 2019 - 09:26 AM

Thanks for sharing!

 

Home of Heroes provides this synopsis ( https://homeofheroes...ss-wwii-army-b/ ):

 

 

*BUSCHLEN, ARTHUR B. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Arthur B. Buschlen (35011959), Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Headquarters Company, 2d Battalion, 16th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 6 June 1944, in France. Sergeant Buschlen's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty at the cost of his life, exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 1st Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, First U.S. Army, General Orders No. 94 (1944)
Home Town: Lakewood, Ohio

 

 

You should be able to get a hold of GO No. 94 at the National Archives, or you may be able to find it here (which member Dave shared with me earlier this year when I was looking for an award authorization GO for another 1st ID soldier):

 

https://firstdivisio...archresults.jsp

 

It takes some doing to search, but it's worth a shot.  Good luck, and RIP Sgt. Buschlen.

 

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#6 crotalus358

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Posted 10 June 2019 - 09:42 AM

In doing a quick search of his last name, I didn't see a GO for the DSC, but there is a GO for a bronze star award for action in Tunisia, as found here:

 

https://firstdivisio...m=7&recOffset=0

 

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#7 Dave

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Posted 10 June 2019 - 01:56 PM

Wow... a D-Day posthumous DSC...that's darn impressive! 

 

Any chance for closeups of engraving on the DSC and BSM? 

 

With a "B" last name, his service record may still be around. Have you requested it? If it's there, it may have the eyewitness statements for the award which should be astounding. 



#8 katieony

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Posted 11 June 2019 - 03:33 AM

A very historic group...thank you for posting!

 

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#9 GIKyle

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Posted 14 June 2019 - 01:24 PM

This is amazing! Thank you for sharing.

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Posted 23 June 2019 - 01:22 AM

Hi all,

 

Here are his award citations: https://www.facesoft...chlen-arthur-b/

 

Website is still under construction and not officially launched yet, so don't be hard on us, haha!

 

Cheers,

Max




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