Veterans' Memorial Project

Chester Bulawa

Elgin, IL

World War II

College: Liberal Arts & Sciences

Graduation Year: Attended 1942

Service Branch: Marines

Rank: Able Seaman

Date of Birth: 07/13/1921

Date of Death: 06/10/1943

Seaman Bulawa was a US Merchant Marine. It appears he was lost at sea as a member of the crew of the Esso Gettysburg, a turbine tanker. The ship was sunk by a U-boat. He is buried at Rock Island National Cemetery, Rock Island, Illinois, Section MA Site 38.

-submitted by James Opolony

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