|Grave marker for
Paul K. Combs in Section S, Site 6101 of the Fort Logan National
Cemetery, Denver (Denver county), Colorado.
Paul enlisted at in the Army at Fort Leavenworth, KS on 4 March
1942. Pvt Combs was transferred to Company G, 508th PIR from
the Parachute School, Fort Benning, GA on 7 august 1943.
Pvt Combs was wounded in action on 3 July 1944 and
evacuated to a field hospital. He returned to duty with the
Company on 6 August 1944.
He was wounded in action a second time on 23
September 1944 and once again was evacuated returning to duty on 28
His third combat campaign found him being wounded
for the third time on 7 January 1945. It is not known whether
he returned to the regiment. He was discharged on 28 September 1945.
His military decorations include the Purple Heart
with two Oak Leaf Clusters as well as the Combat Infantryman badge
and the Bronze service Arrowhead devoice, both awarded for
participation in the Normandy assault.