Grave marker for W. C. "Dub" Loyd in
Jacksons Gap Baptist Church Cemetery, Jacksons Gap
(Tallapoosa county), Alabama.
registered for the draft ca. 1941 but was not
inducted into the Army until 14 August 1942.
Pvt Loyd was transferred from the
Reception Center. Fort McPherson, GA on 23 October
1942 to Company C, 508th PIR.
Pfc Loyd was appointed to the
grade of Corporal on 26 April 1943 and then to
sergeant on the 20th of May.
Sgt Loyd was listed as missing in
action on 6 June 1944 and later identified as a
prisoner of war. He was liberated from Stalag
3C after the war ended.
He was discharged on 8/22 August
1950 but re-entered the service on 16 February 1952.
His final exit from the Army took
place on 31 March 1968. based on his grave
marker he had attained the rank of WO-4