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ANDREW J. FRALEY
 

Grave marker for Andrew J. Fraley and spouse in Section 9, Byron Cemetery, Fairborn (Greene county), Ohio.

Andrew enlisted in the Army on 5 March 1943 and was assigned to Company I, 508th PIR.

Pfc Fraley was wounded in action in Holland on 18 September 1944 and was evacuated to a field hospital. 

He returned to the company on 25 September 1944 but was sent to a hospital three days later.  He was unable to rejoin his unit until 11 November 1944 and was immediately transferred to Service Company for further recuperation.

.Pfc Fraley was transferred from Service Company to I Company on 6 December 1944.  Twelve days later the regiment was mobilized for the Battle of the Bulge.

On 26 December 1944 Pfc Fraley was once again sent to a field hospital and was classed as a non-battle injury, possibly due to frostbite.  He did not rejoin the company until 13 March 1945.

He re-enlisted on 12 February 1946, it is not know when he was eventually discharged.

Andrew's military decorations include the Purple Heart and the Bronze Service Arrowhead device awarded for the Holland campaign and Airborne operations

 

 

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