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Augustine "Augie" V. Wolosechek, age 89, of Willow Springs, formerly of LaGrange, dear friend of Juan Villeda and Elba Barrios.

Augustine served in the US Army 508th Parachute Infantry during WWII and participated in the Invasion of Normandy. He later worked for Edgewood Valley Country Club for over 40 years.

Visitation 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at Hallowell & James Funeral Home, 1025 W. 55th St., Countryside. Prayers, 9:30 a.m., Saturday from the funeral home to St. Cletus Church for Mass at 10 a.m. Interment Fairmount Willow Hills Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to your favorite charity. Funeral info: 708-352-6500.

[appeared in Chicago Tribune March 1, 2012]

[courtesy of "Keri"]

Grave marker for Augustine V. Wolosechek in the Fairmount Willow Hills Memorial Park, Willow Springs (Cook county), Illinois.

Augustine enlisted in the Army in November 1942  and volunteered for parachutist duty.  He was assigned to Hq 2nd, 508th PIR.

Pfc Wolosechek was wounded in action on 2 October 1944 when, according to Paul Sands, "an incoming artillery round from our deep right flank, killed [Private Joseph L.] Joe Laky [Jr.] and wounding [Private Augustine V.] Gus Wolosechek."

He was able to rejoin the regiment on 28 November1944 and remained with Service Company for further recuperation.  He was transferred back to Hq 2nd on 9 December.

His military decorations include the Purple Heart and the Bronze Service Arrowhead device awarded for participation in Normandy assault.