Veterans' Memorial Project

Joseph Imburgio Bulger Jr.

Melrose Park, IL

World War II

College: Liberal Arts & Sciences

Graduation Year: 1943

Service Branch: Army

Rank: Staff Sergeant

Date of Birth: 09/07/1921

Date of Death: 02/19/1945

Affiliations: Delta Upsilon; Alpha Kappa Psi; Alpha Phi Omega; Alpha Tau Sigma

Staff Sergeant Bulger was a 1939 Proviso (IL) Township High School graduate. He served with the 376th Infantry Regiment, 94th Infantry Division. His engagements included fighting at Lorient and St. Nazaire, France; was wounded on 9/3/1944; and fought at Tettingen and Butzdorf, Germany. Twice a hero, Sergeant Bulger was awarded the Silver Star for carrying a wounded comrade to safety plus the Purple Heart and Good Conduct Medal. He was killed in action during an attack on Munzingen Ridge near Sinz, Germany, by a mortar shell when he left the safety of his foxhole to assist another wounded buddy. He is buried at Mount Emblem Cemetery, Elmhurst, Illinois, Section K Lot 57 Grave 9.

-taken from Illinois Alumni News, October, 1945 and Web site above

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