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David F Prusynski

Source: American Battle Monuments Commission

War: Korean
Parent/Wife: Frank
City: Biron
Birth Date: 8 Feb 1932
Death Date: 1-Dec-50
How Died: Traffic accident
Where Died: CO
Where Buried: Wisc. Rapids
Rank: Pfc
Branch: Army

Kia=Killed in Action
Dow=Died of Wounds
Dod=Died of Disease
Mia=Missing in Action


David Prusynski was born on February 8th, 1932 in the town of Neenah, WI to Mr. and Mrs. Frank Prusynski. He was born along with eleven other siblings, four brothers and seven sisters. In the months following his birth, the family moved to the small town of Biron, WI.

He attended former Lincoln High School, which is now East Junior High School where was an average high school student. He was a very good baseball pitcher, and was also mechanically inclined. He liked swimming in the old Biron swimming pool, where his sister, Ruth was a life guard. He also had a part time job working for his father on his cranberry marsh, where he picked berries, drove truck and things like that.

After graduating from high school in 1950, David enlisted in the United States Marine Corp (USMC) on October 25th, 1949. David was very patriotic and he knew that eh wanted to enlist and fight for his country. His rank in the Marines was Private First Class (PFC). He began training at Camp McCoy and Fort Riley, Kansas. After training PFC Prusynski was injured in a loading dock accident. After training he was assigned to Camp Carlson, Colorado. While at Camp Carlson, PFC Prusynski was fatally injured in a car crash on December 10th, 1950 while with three other of his �Marine brothers.� PFC Prusynski died in the ambulance on the way to the hospital.

Service to country was important to the Prusynski family, and with the loss of David this family truly understood the ultimate sacrifice. One of David�s older brothers was a Purple Heart recipient in World War II and a younger brother was an advance radio operator for artillery in the Korean War. PFC David Prusynski buried at Calvary Cemetery in Wisconsin Rapids, WI. We thank the Prusynski family for their service and sacrifice to our nation.

Written by
David Moon
East Junior High


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