Born in 1921, 1st Lieutenant Bernard V. Bukowski served his country in the US Cavalry from 1940 to 1946. He enrolled in the Illinois National Guard (in Chicago) in 1936, when he was only 15 years old. He got away with it because he was tall, like his son James.
His Military Unit was 610 Tank Destroyer Battalion; he was a World War II veteran who fought in France. Not in the Normandy invasion, but in the winter Battle of the Bulge, in December 1944 where he was wounded in combat. US Cavalry 1st Lieutenant Bernard V. Bukowski, passed away August 10, 2013.
He received the following Medal of Honor: The Purple Heart
He has been recognized by his son James Bukowski from Agoura Hills, California
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