Edward J. Buckley (#33466152)


Place of Birth
Date of Birth
Rank

Platoon
Company
Battalion
Regiment
Division
Decorations
Atlantic City, New Jersey
August 18, 1924
Technician 5th Grade (T/5)
none
none
none
83rd Rec. Troop
83rd Infantry
Purple Heart Medal, Bronze Star Medal



Edward J. Buckley was born in Atlantic City, New Jersey, on August 18, 1924 to Johanna (Buckley) Rydzewski. He lived in Kingston, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania and was still a student when enlisting on March 17, 1943 in Wilkes Barre, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania.

During World War II, he proudly served his country as a member 83rd Reconnaissance Troop of the 83rd Infantry Division in the European Theatre from January 1, 1945 until he was KIA on April 12, 1945 in Germany.

Edward John Buckley was first buried at the US Military Cemetery of Margraten, The Netherlands, before his remains came back to the US and were buried at the Long Island National Cemetery, Farmingdale, Suffolk County, New York, USA.



Sources:
ancestry.com
aad.archives.gov


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