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PFC Rulon Jay Borgstrom

  • Branch: Army
  • Hometown/City: , UT
  • Date of Birth: 05-05-1925
  • Date of Death: 08-25-1944
  • Conflict: WWII
  • Unit: 38th Infantry Regiment, 69th Infantry Division
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  • Borgstrom  rulon grave

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  • The Parents Wait:
    Their four sons who were killed in war are brought home to Utah

    In one six month period during the war, Mr. and Mrs. Alben Borgstrom of Garland, Utah lost four sons. All were killed in action, each in a different part of the world. Clyde Borgstrom of the Marine Corps died in the Solomon Islands on March 17, 1944. Elmer Borgstrom of the Army was killed in Italy on June 22. On Aug. 8, Rolon Borgstrom of the Army Air Force was killed over Germany; 17 days later his twin brother Rulon died in France.

    Late last month the American Graves Registration Service, still in the process of evacuating far-flung cemeteries, returned the brothers' bodies. At the funeral service there were speeches by George Smith, president of the Mormon church, and by General Clark. The Borgstroms' decorations were presented to their parents. Then the four brothers, home at last, were buried under one stone in a graveyard near the farm where they were born.

    "The Parents Wait" Life Magazine, July 19, 1948, pg. 33,
  • Bronze star medal

    PFC Rulon Borgstrom was awarded the Bronze Star for his service.

  • Purple heart 2

    PFC Rulon Borgstrom was awarded the Purple Heart for his service.

  • Borgstrom brothers funeral

    Courtesy of Life Magazine, July 19, 1948 Issue,