Pottawattamie County

Sgt. Robert W. Busey

Purple Heart



Pvt. Robert W. Busey, son of Mr. and Mrs. L. D. Busey, 445 Woodbury avenue, has been awarded the Purple Heart for wounds suffered in Normandy, France.

A graduate of Abraham Lincoln high school, Pvt. Busey entered the service two years ago and has been overseas since March, 1944, serving with at tank destroyer battalion.

Prior to entering the service, Pvt. Busey was a machinist apprentice at the Union Pacific railroad shops in Omaha.

His wife and daughter are residing in Marysville, Calif.

Source: The Council Bluffs Nonpareil, Council Bluffs, September 22, 1944, Page 10



The promotion of Robert W. Busey from private to sergeant has been announced from Twenty-ninth division headquarters. A veteran of the Normandy campaign, Sgt. Busey’s wife resides at 225 Woodbury avenue.

Source: The Council Bluffs Nonpareil, Council Bluffs, Thursday, January 18, 1945, Page 7

NOTE: Sgt. Robert W. Busey died of “non-battle related causes” on June 27, 1945, was interred at Netherlands-American Cemetery and Memorial, Margraten, Limburg, Netherlands. ~ABMC