Wilson Stephen Broussard

Company A 1st Battalion 22nd Infantry

4th Infantry Division

KIA 07/26/1944

 

 

Wilson S. Broussard was born on June 21, 1919 in Lake Arthur, Louisiana.
He was drafted into the Army on May 19, 1941 at Jacksonville Army Air Force Base, Florida.

At the time of his induction his home of residence was listed as Hernando County, Florida and his civilian
occupation was listed as Waiters and Waitresses, Except Private Family. He had completed one year
of High School and was single with no dependents. His religion was listed as Catholic.

In the 22nd Infantry records his home of residence was listed as Lake Arthur, Jefferson Davis Parish, Louisiana.

Private FIrst Class Broussard was killed in action in France, in the area near Saint-Gilles, during Operation Cobra,
the breakout from Normandy on July 26, 1944.

 

Selective Service Registration Card (Draft card) for Wilson S. Broussard

 

 

 

Louisiana Veterans Honor Medal

 

 

 

Wilson S. Broussard was buried in the temporary U.S. Military Cemetery,
Blosville Cemetery at Carentan, France in Block Y Row 3 Grave 47 and was moved to the permanent
cemetery at Colleville-sur-Mer, most likely in 1948 when the temporary cemeteries were shut down.

 

Burial:
Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial
Colleville-sur-Mer
Departement du Calvados
Basse-Normandie, France
Plot H Row 28 Grave 32

 

     

Grave marker for

Wilson S. Broussard

Photo by

John Tomawski

and

Andreia Lino

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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