Grave marker for James C. Eckard in Plot 39A, Site 137, Riverside
National Cemetery, Riverside (Riverside county), California.
James enlisted in the Army at Greensburg, PA on 30
Pvt Eckard was
listed in the Company C Morning Reports as missing in action on 6
October 1944. Two days later his status was changed to wounded n action
and hospitalized. He returned to duty with the company on 6
November 1944 and transferred to Service Company for light duty.
Four months later, Cpl Eckard was admitted to the 178th
General Hospital, Reims, France as a non battle casualty. He was
transferred to tha hospital's detachment of patients on 25 March 1944
and did not return to the regiment.