A Soldier's Story: Private First Class James Harvey Booth

A Soldier's Story: Specialist Stanley Walter Bartusiak


Specialist Stanley Walter Bartusiak was born in Chicago, Illinois, on May 18, 1856. He was raised in Calumet City, Illinois, and graduated from Thornton Fractional North High School in 1974. Specialist Stanley Walter Bartusiak attended South Suburban Junior College and the University of Illinois before enlisting in the US Army in August 1985.  

He served a five-year Army contract, training as a Heavy Mechanic, and spent most of his service in Alaska. Specialist Stanley Walter Bartusiak remained in the US Army Reserves following the end of his contract.

Specialist Stanley Walter Bartusiak reactivated in response to Desert Storm/Desert Shield and the onset of the Gulf War. He deployed to the Persian Gulf on February 13, 1990.  

On February 25, 1991, Specialist Stanley Walter Bartusiak died during his service when a SCUD missle hit his barracks. He rests at the Polk Memorial Gardens in Columbia, Tennessee.


a.d. elliott is a wanderer, writer, and photographer currently living in Salem, Virginia. 

In addition to the travel writings at www.takethebackroads.com, you can also read her book reviews at www.riteoffancy.com and US military biographies at www.everydaypatriot.com

Her online photography gallery can be found at shop.takethebackroads.com


Like my page? Please consider supporting my work by visiting my sponsors, my webshop, or by buying me a cup of coffee!