|Draft card, death
certificate and grave markers for Amos W. Cagle.
[Note the spelling discrepancies of Winfield versus
Windfield on the documents. versus the large grave marker.]
Amos enlisted in the Army at Camp Croft, SC on 13
Pvt Cagle was transferred from the 11th
Replacement Depot to Co G, 508th PIR on 10 August 1944. He
made the jump intro Holland on 17 September 1944 and was listed as
missing in action as of 20 September. His status was changed,
however, to reflect that he had been wounded in action on 27
September and hospitalized.
On 28 November 1944 he returned to duty with
Service Company for additional rest and then returned to duty with
Pvt Cagle was again wounded in action on 27
December 1944. He returned to duty with Company G on 4 January
Pvt Cagle's military decorations include the
Purple Heart with one Oak Leaf Cluster and the Bronze Service
Arrowhead device for the Holland campaign and Airborne operations.