WW-II Victory Medal, Good Conduct Medal, and American Campaign Medal
as well as various patches are shown in this display for Donald M.
Biles, who served in Company I.
(Photos courtesy of Leslie Rode Keefe)
EAME Medal with 3 campaign stars, an unidentified Commemorative
medal, Bronze Star and Purple Heart, Parachutist Badge, Combat
Infantryman Badge and Presidential Unit Citation highlight the case
which also includes rank and service stripes and other insignia
includes Belgian Fourragére and Dutch Order of William Lanyard,
Bronze Star Medal, Purple Heart with OLC, EAME with 4 Campaign Stars and
Bronze Service Arrowhead, CIB and 'Ruptured Duck", amongst other
(Co B) has a very complete arrangement including small items such as
a dog tag, a pair of jump wings and his CIB.
Of greater significance is his Purple Heart and Bronze Star which
he received "for Meritorious Service ..."
Eulalio Morales (Co A)
includes Parachutist badge, 82nd Airborne insignia, and medals for
Purple Heart, American Campaign, European African Middle Eastern
Service, WW-II Victory and Pfc rank insignia
(courtesy of Mrs. Kathy Moraes)
John La France (Co C)
includes Parachutist badge, and medals for Purple Heart, American
Campaign, European African Middle Eastern Service, WW-II Victory and a
"Ruptured Duck" pin
David D. Liebmann (Co E)
was a 2nd Lt. when he joined the 508th in England following the Normandy
campaign. He was promoted to 1st Lt. shortly thereafter and
ultimately made Captain.