Grave Marker for Marlin E. Dykstra in
the Courtland Township Cemetery, Rockford (Kent County), Michigan.
Marlin enlisted in the Army on April
30, 1943 at enlisted at Kalamazoo, MI. After completing basic
training and jump school he was transferred to Company F, 508th PIR.
He was listed as having been
"seriously wounded in action" in action on October 2, 1944 and was
evacuated to a field hospital. He rejoined the regiment after ten
weeks of recuperation.
Pfc Dykstra's awards incvlud the Bronze
Service Star device to be worn on the Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign
ribbon for the Holland campaign and Airborne operations