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Conflict Period:
World War II 1
Branch:
Army 1
Rank:
Sergeant 2
Birth:
31 Aug 1918 2
1918 1
Texas 1
Death:
23 Jun 1944 2
Normandy, France 2
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Person:
Melvin Arthur Moses 2
Melvin A Moses 1
Level of Education: 3 years of high school 1
Marital Status: Single, with dependents 1
Birth:
31 Aug 1918 2
1918 1
Texas 1
Death:
23 Jun 1944 2
Normandy, France 2
Residence:
Place: McLennan County, Texas 1
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World War II 1

Branch:
Army 1
Rank:
Sergeant 2
Enlistment Date:
30 Sep 1942 1
Army Branch:
Branch Immaterial - Warrant Officers, USA 1
Army Component:
Selectees (Enlisted Men) 1
Army Serial Number:
38280379 1
Enlistment Place:
Dallas Texas 1
Enlistment Term:
Enlistment for the duration of the War or other emergency, plus six months, subject to the discretion of the President or otherwise according to law 1
Source of Army Personnel:
Civil Life 1
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Occupation:
Buyers and department heads, stores 1
Race or Ethnicity:
White 1
Source Information:
Box Number: 1314 1
Film Reel Number: 6.80 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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