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
"...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