Grave marker for Glenn L.
Beitzel in Meadow Brook Memorial Park, Warren (Trumbull county), Ohio.
Glenn enlisted in the Army
at Fort Hayes, Columbus, OH on 8 April 1942.
On 16 October 1942, Pvt
Beitzel was transferred from the Parachute School, Fort Benning, GA to
Hq Hq, 508th PIR as a member of the cadre team.
He was appointed to the
grade of Pfc on 20 January 1943. On 22 February 1943, Pfc Beitzel
was sent to a Radio Operator Course at the Infantry School, Fort
Benning, GA. Although it was not official until the following day,
he was appointed to T/5 and probably wore that stripe when he reported
in at Fort Benning..
HGis military decorations
include the Bronze Service Arrowhead device awarded for
participation in the Normandy assault.