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Burial record for James K. Fry in the Sewickley Cemetery, Sewickley (Allegheny county), Pennsylvania

James enlisted in the Army at enlisted at Greensburg, PA on 25 August 1943 and after completion of jump school he was shipped overseas.

During the summer of 1944 Pfc Fry was assigned to Co A, 508th PIR although his arrival is unrecorded.

On 17 September 1944 Pfc Fry made the jump into Holland where he was wounded in action two days later and evacuated to a field hospital.  .He returned to his company on 15 October 1944 and was immediately transferred to service Company for light duty.

Pfc Fry was hospitalized on 21 January 1945 for what was classed a non-combat injury and was back on duty on 23 January.

James returned to the U.S. on 20 December 1945 and was discharged at the Unit A separation Center, Indiantown Gap Military Reservation, PA on 3 January 1946.

His military decorations include the Purple Heart and the Bronze service Arrowhead device for the Holland campaign and Airborne operations.

On 27 January 1960 James applied for the Pennsylvania WWII Veterans Bonus.

He was awarded a total of $375 for his time in service.

Also noted is the fact that he had married and they had a one-year old son at that time.



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