Grave markers for Dolyphus D. Cooley in the Frank Primitive
Baptist Church Cemetery, Ocilla (Irwin county), Georgia.
Ellis enlisted at Camp
Croft, SC on 25 September 1942. Pvt Cooley was assigned to the
Service Company, 508th at Camp Blanding , FL where he completed the rigorous basic
training followed by jump school at Ft Benning, GA.
In May 1943 found himself in familiar territory as
the regiment conducted field maneuvers in the Camp Croft area.