Grave marker for
Nicholas J. Casper in Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens, Littleton
(Arapahoe county), Colorado.
Nicholas registered for the draft in Hays, KS on 11
August 1943 and was inducted into the Army at Denver, CO on 4
On 18 September 1944, Pvt Casper was transferred
from Hq 82nd Airborne Division, Leicester, England to Service
Company, 508th PIR and then to Company E on 7 January 1945.
Pvt Casper was wounded in action on 25 January
1945 and evacuated. He rejoined the company on 15 February
His military decorations include the Combat
Infantryman Badge for action during campaign, 18 Dec 1944 to 20 Feb
1945, effective 7 February 1945