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Grave marker for Charles D. Kent in Section 24, Site 88 of the Dayton National Cemetery, Dayton (Montgomery county), Ohio.

Charles enlisted in the Army at Indianapolis, IN on 28 May 1943.  Pvt Kent completed basic training and jump school prior to being shipped to an 82nd Airborne Replacement Depot designated as FFRD #3 in England.

Pvt Kent was then transferred to Company A, 508th.on 31 March 1944. 

He was soon thrown into the fray in Normandy, wounded just two days after the jump.  But, he was not only promoted to Pfc on July 21st, he was elevated to T/5 on August 1st.

Wounded a second time o 19 September '44 while in Holland, he was able to rejoin the company.  On 19 January 45, during the Battle of the Bulge he was bumped to Staff Sergeant. 

As the men of the regiment began cashing in their point for an early return to the U.S., SSgt Kent was transferred to the 513th PIR on 8 August 1945 to take a billet on their troop ship.

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