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PRIVATE FIRST CLASS Carroll B. Calvert, son of Mrs. Calvert, of Lego [WV] is now a member of the 508th parachute infantry in combat training at Camp Mackall, North Carolina. He joined the army October 10, 1942, and won his wings as a United States parachutist on March 5, 1943. Before entering the service he attended Stoco high school and later worked for the Lillybrook Coal company at Killarney.
[The Raleigh Register, Beckley, WV, 08 Aug 1942, Sun., Page 4]

WITH THE AIRBORNE TROOPS that landed in Holland last September was Sgt. Carroll Calvert, paratrooper from Princewick [WV] and son of Mr. and Mrs.. Forest Calvert.
   A former Stoco high school student, he took his basic army training at Camp  Blanding, Florida, and after four weeks "jump" training at Fort Benning, Georgia, he received his boots and wings.  He was sent to Camp Mackall for a short time before going overseas to England.
[The Raleigh Register, Beckley, WV, 0e Jan 1945, Thur., Page 8]

Carroll registered for the draft ca. 1942 and enlisted in the Army at Huntington, WV on 10 October 1942.

Pvt Calvert was transferred from Fort Thomas, KY to Co D, 508th PIR on 30 October 1942.

He was appointed to the grade of Pfc on 30 June 1943 and then promoted to  Cpl  on 9 August 1943.  Three weeks later, on 3 September 1943, he was appointed to the rank of Sergeant.

SSgt Calvert was awarded the Silver Star on 1 January 1945 for gallantry in action on 1 October 1944, near Grosbeek, Holland.

On 2 October 1945, having attained the grade of 1st Sgt, he was transferred to the 14th Reinforcement Depot, Army to "proceed … so as to arrive no later than 10 Oct 45 … for trans-shipment to the United States."

He and his fiancé, Bernice Erlene Travis, filed for a wedding license in May 1947.
[The Raleigh Register, Beckley, WV, 22 May 1947, Thu., Page 3]


1st Sgt Calvert was listed in the publication Young American Patriots acknowledging his participation in four campaigns and the award of he Silver Star as well as the Presidential Unit Citation.

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