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]
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
[The Raleigh Register, Beckley, WV, 0e Jan
1945, Thur., Page 8]
registered for the draft ca. 1942 and enlisted in the Army at Huntington, WV on 10
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
SSgt Calvert was awarded the
on 1 January 1945 for gallantry in action on 1 October 1944, near
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.