Company B 1st Battalion 22nd Infantry
4th Infantry Division
John Buzila was born in
Pennsylvania on October 17, 1919. He was drafted into the Army
on October 27, 1941 at Fort George G Meade, Maryland. His home of residence was listed
as Allegheny County, Pennsylvania and his civilian occupation was listed as Unskilled Structural
and Ornamental Metal Workers. He had completed four years of High School and was single
with no dependents. His religion was listed as Catholic.
Buzila was assigned to Company B
22nd Infantry as a Sergeant on June 25, 1944.
He was one of 20 enlisted men assigned to the Company as replacements on that date.
Technical Sergeant Buzila was
killed in action in Germany during the Battle of the Hürtgen
on November 24, 1944.
John Buzila was buried in the
temporary U.S. Military Cemetery,
Henri-Chapelle Cemetery, Eupen, Belgium and some time later
his remains were returned to the United States where he was
reinterred in Pennsylvania.
Union Dale Cemetery
Grave marker for John Buzila
Photo by Melissa R. from the Find A Grave website
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