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Conflict Period:
World War II 1
Rank:
Sergeant, U.S. Army 1
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Full Name:
Melvin A Moses 1
Death:
Buried: Buried at: Plot E Row 6 Grave 18<BR>Normandy American Cemetery<BR>Colleville-sur-Mer, France 1
Death: 23-Jun-44 1
Death Date: 23 Jun 1944 1
Memorial Cemetery: Normandy American Cemetery 1
Memorial Country: Colleville-sur-Mer, France 1
Memorial Location: Plot E Row 6 Grave 18 1
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State: Texas 1
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World War II 1

Rank:
Sergeant, U.S. Army 1
Service Number:
38280379 1
Awards:
Purple Heart 1
Regiment:
508th Parachute Infantry Regiment 1

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Melvin Arthur was a paratrooper during WW2.

He was in the 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment and was awarded the Purple Heart upon his death.

Grave marker for Sgt Melvin A. Moses at Plot E Row 6 Grave 18 in the Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial in Colleville-sur-Mer, France

Sgt Moses was killed in action on June 23, 1944 and was awarded the Purple Heart

 

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"...2.056 men of the 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment (attached to the 82nd Airborne) jumped into Normandy on D-Day, and on July 15, [only] 918 returned. The rest had been killed, captured or wounded. "

 

Source: The late O. B. Hill, 508th P.I.R. Association, 82nd Airborne Division, Cathedral Hill, CA

His death is mentioned in the book "From Heaven to Hell" by Benoit-Lelandais. Published in 2007.

Sgt Melvin A. Moses (Asst Jumpmaster) He was in HQ1st Company

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