Grave marker for Dewey A. Jones in the Smackover
Cemetery, Smackover (Union), Arkansas.
enlisted at Little Rock, AR on 9 October 1943 but did not join the
508th until he was transferred to the Service Company from the Hq
82nd AB Division Replacement Depot in Leicester, England on 18
September 1944. The timing was poor as the rest of the regiment had
left for Holland a day earlier.
was reassigned to Company F on 22 November and thus was in position
to go into combat fore the Battle of the Bulge. He was awarded
the Combat Infantryman Badge for action during the campaign, 18
December 1944 to 20 February 1945.
he was wounded or suffered frostbite is unclear but he was
transferred to a hospital and later on 12 April 1945 Pvt Jones was
reassigned to the Department of Patients at the unknown location
implying a prolonged convalescence. He did not return to the