[courtesy of argaret Wolfe]
Grave marker for
A. B. Cannon in Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens, Cheraw (Chesterfield
county), South Carolina.
A. B. registered for the draft at Cisco, TX on 30
June 1942 and was inducted into the Army in Dallas, TX in October
On 23 October 1942, Pvt Cannon was transferred
from Fort Sam Houston, TX to Company A, 508th PIR. He was
promoted to Pfc on 21 July 1943.
Pfc Cannon was injured in action in Holland on 17
September 1944 which occurred during an action that resulted in his
being awarded the Silver Star. He was moved to an aid
station and rejoined the company on 3 October. He was also
awarded the Purple Heart.
A. B. remained in the Army and retired as a
Command Sergeant Major on 31 January 1969 after more than 26 years