Grave marker for Benjamin
E. Petrulavage in the Saint Josephs Cemetery Medway (Norfolk county),
Benjamin enlisted in the
Army at Boston, MA on 11 March 1941 and later volunteered for
By July 1944 Pvt
Petrulavage was a member of Company E, 508th PIR. He was promoted
to Pfc on 1 October 1944.
Pfc Petrulavage ws
awarded the Bronze Service Arrowhead device for the Holland campaign and
On 3 February 1945 Pfc
Petrulavage was taken off the line and listed as slightly injured,
perhaps a victim of frostbite. Evacuated to a field hospital he was
subsequently to another hospital, probably in the UK.
He did not return to the
regiment and was discharged on 10 November 1945.