Saturday, November 5, 2011

Veterans' Day: Paul Richard Brueggeman

Paul was the son of E. August (Gus) Brueggeman and Dora Loose, their second son.
He is buried in Arlington National Cemetery.
Here is a record showing his service:

Paul R Brueggeman
Birth Date:28 Jun 1923
Death Date:18 Dec 1984
Branch 1:M
Enlistment Date 1:9 Mar 1943
Release Date 1:29 Nov 1946
He was wounded in action:

Name:Paul Richard Brueggeman
Relative Name:Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Brueggeman
Relative Relationship:Parents (Parent)
Country:United States
Type of Casualty:Wounded In Action
He is listed in this record as Pfc USMC.  His parents' address was listed as 1008 Stadelman Avenue in Akron.  No date is listed in this record nor the nature of his injury. It's too bad that none of the records I can find list anything about where he was assigned so I could track his division.

Here is the information about Paul from

Note: Interment date 12-21-1984. Corporal US Marine Corps. Veteran Service Dates from 03-09-1943 to 11-29-1946. Information extracted from the National Cemetery Administration's National Gravesite Locator.
Arlington National Cemetery
Arlington County
Virginia, USA
Plot: Section 70 Site 1393

1 comment:

  1. Paul R. Brueggeman was in the 1st Marine Division. He was injured in a friendly fire incident in which he lost his right leg and his left leg was severely injured. Wounds received in service 6/45 Okinawa, Ryukyu Islands. Participated in operations against enemy forces on Cape Gloucester, New Britain, 12/43- 2/44; Pelelieu, Palau Islands, Okinawa, 4/45-6/45, and Ryukyu Islands 4/45-6/45. Also served in New Caledonia, New Guinea, Russell Islands, and Guadal Canal. He was Awarded Purple Heart and Presidential Unit Citation, and Good Conduct Medal. Other notes: His oldest son Paul Alan Brueggeman also served as a Marine in Vietnam. {Paul R. oldest Granddaughter- 2nd Lt. Navy. Candace Marie Brueggeman(James R.) has just returned from serving in a year in Iraq.