marker for Rudolph J. Trubacik in Concordia Cemetery, Saint Louis (St.
Louis City), Missouri.
Rudolph enlisted in the Army on 24
January 1942 and following completion of jump school was assigned to Hq
82nd Airborne Division in England.
On 3 October 1944 he was transferred
to Company H, 508th PIR in Nottingham and subsequently fought in the
Battle of the Bulge.
Pfc Trubacik was awarded the Purple
Heart for a wound suffered in December 1944 and the Combat Infantryman
Badge for action during the campaign, 18 Dec 1944 to 20 Feb 1945