The 507th Parachute Infantry Regiment
Company E/Medic

Private Kurt Dwight Busiek
Service # 3752928
Pvt Busiek was born on May 14th, 1925 in Springfield, Missouri and was killed in action on January 30, 1945 during the Our River Operation, Battle of the Bulge.

Pvt Kurt D BusiekPvt Busiek (pictured right) is the son of Urban Justus Busiek [b. 10/9/95/in Belleville, Ill and died March, 7 1988{a pediatrician, graduate of Washington University, St Louis, MO and the son of Erma M Rauschkolb Busiek [b.10/27/95 in Belleville, Ill and died 4/14/84].

The 1930 US Census for shows Kurt residing at # 1401 East Walnut St, Campbell Township, Springfield, Greene County, Missouri with his parents and 2 brothers, Paul J Busiek [b 4/1/1923 in Springfield , a Medical Doctor.] and Erwin F Busiek [b 9/05/1928 in Springfield, a Medical Doctor] and sister Ellen Mary Busiek Bennett [b. 5/21/1921 in Springfield].

No enlistment record for Pvt Busiek could be found. Pvt Busiek trained at Camp Fannin, TX [63rd Training Battalion, Company B} and For Benning, Georgia.

Pvt Busiek was awarded Purple Heart Medal, the European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal with one Bronze Service Star and Arrowhead, World War II Victory Medal, WWII Honorable Service Lapel Button, Parachute Badge, Combat Infantryman Badge.

Pvt Busiek was wounded while giving aid to Sgt L L Johnson, Pfc G L Denham and Sgt Joseph Schramm, all survived the war and lived into their 80s. [View letter from a friend]

Pvt Busiek is interred at the Maple Park Cemetery, Springfield, Missouri.


{Note: The above information was provided by Sandra S Smith.}