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GERALD C. LOCKWOOD

 

Draft record and grave marker for Gerald C. Lockwood in Olinger Highland Mortuary and Cemetery, Thornton (Adams county), Colorado.

Although he listed himself in the draft using his legal name of "Cornelius Gerald", he apparently flip-flopped them in later life as his enlistment record and all other future references show him as as "Gerald C."

Gerald enlisted in the Army at Denver, CO on 21 January 1944.

Om 3 October 1944, Pvt Lockwood was transferred from Hq 82nd Airborne Division to Service Company, 508th PIR.   He was then transferred to Company D on 21 November 1944.  He was promoted to Pfc on 20 January 1945.

Pfc Lockwood was wounded in action in Germany on 10 February 1945.

SSgt Lockwood was transferred from Company D to the 513th PIR on 18 August 1945.

His military decorations include the Bronze Star Medal and the Combat Infantryman Badge for action during campaign, 18 Dec 1944 to 20 Feb 1945.  A second award of the Bronze Star as noted on his grave marker may be attributed to the post-war awards made to holders of the CIB.

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