Pfc. Gene Buretta (~1923-1945)

O'Brien County Bell, 21 Mar 1945, p. 1

Memorial Services At Sutherland For Pfc. Gene Buretta

A memorial mass will be held at the Catholic church in Sutherland at 9:00 Saturday morning for Pfc. Gene Buretta. After the mass, the American Legion will take charge. Pfc. Buretta, 22, son of Mr. and Mrs. Peter Buretta, Cherokee, was killed in action February 23, on Iwo Jima. He was with the first outfit of 26th marines invading Iwo Jima. Pfc. Buretta graduated from Peterson high school in 1939 and entered the service in October 1943. He trained at a marine camp near Los Angeles, Calif., before going overseas in the spring of 1944. - Cherokee Daily Times

Transcribed by Alan Nicholson

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