Vet To Be Buried On Sunday
body of James B. Stauffer, Jr. veteran of World War II who was killed in
action, has been returned to this country and will be buried in Burnside
Private Stauffer was born July 5,1923 in Burnside to Mack T.
and Effie (Strickland) Stauffer.
Surviving are his parents, one brother, Rupert, at home;
two sisters, Imogene, at home; and Mrs. William King, Sharon.
He was drafted March 30, 1973 and trained at Little Rock, Ark., as
a paratrooper. He graduated Aug. 15, 1943 and had additional
training at Camp Mackall and Nashville, Tenn.
He left New York on December 1943 and arrived in Ireland, Jan. 7,
1944. Private Stauffer left for France in June 1944.
Jim was one of 24,000 paratroopers dropped 12 miles back of enemy
lines July 6 [sic]. He and 100 other men were sent to clean out a
machinegun nest which was hindering their progress. Private Stauffer was
one of 20 men killed in that action. He was awarded
the Purple Heart and Presidential Citation.
Major General J. M. Gavin wrote, "Private Stauffer's ability
to secure information concerning the enemy, greatly contributed to the
success of his organization. He overlooked many hazardous
undertakings and won the respect and admiration of all."
Private Stauffer's body will be sent from Philadelphia Friday and
arrive in Cresson the same day.
Friends will be received in the McCardell Funeral Home, Burnside
after 7:30 p.m. Friday until noon Sunday when the body will be removed
to the Methodist Church, Burnside, where services will be conducted at
2:30 p.m. (EST) by Brother E. F. Pierce, Rev. J. Paul Taylor and Rev.
John E. Stebbins.
Interment will take place in Burnside Cemetery where military rites
will be conducted by Burnside Memorial Post and Gee and Pennington Post
[The Indiana Evening Gazette, Indiana, Pennsylvania,
Thursday, May 13, 1948, Page Six]