Grave marker for Alton B. Agee in the Gethsemane Memorial
Gardens, Zebulon (Wake county), North Carolina
Alton enlisted in the Army on 14 October 1942 at Ft
Oglethorpe, GA. He volunteered for parachutist duty and was
assigned to the Headquarters Company, 2nd Battalion, 508th.
Pfc Agee made the D-Day jump on 6 June 1944 into
Normandy, France and was seriously wounded that same day. He was
unable to return to the regiment until 11 September 1944. His
physical condition was still insufficient to join in on the jump intro
Holland a week later. On 14 December 1944 he was transferred to
the Parachute Replacement Regiment, Ft Benning, GA.
His military awards include the Bronze Service Arrowhead
device awarded for participation in Normandy assault and the