Pictured above is the grave of Basil Kaczmarczyk. He died on June 16, 1944 and was buried two days later in Plot D, Row 9, Grave 164 in Normandy American Cemetery in Colleville-sur-Mer, France. When the cemetery was completely finished he was moved to Plot H, Row 22, Grave 12 and remains there to this day.
2nd Lieutenant Basil Kaczmarczyk was a hero who served his country with skill and bravery. His sacrifice and the sacrifices of his fellow soldiers will always be remembered. He helped to allow the freedom we live our lives with today to continue and without his and the many soldiers who fought in the D-Day, ours lives would not be the same and we should be forever grateful for their actions.
Kaczmarczyk was awarded the Purple Heart posthumously. This is given to soldiers who are wounded or killed in battle.
Pictured on the left is a memorial of the Battle of Normandy on Utah Beach, which is likely where Kaczmarczyk was killed.
This is a picture of Normandy American Cemetery in Colleville-sur-Mer in France where 9,386 killed soldiers reside, most of whom lost their lives in the D-Day landings and ensuing operations.