[courtesy of Sharon Lantz]
Grave marker for James L. Moss in Valley View Memorial
Park, Hurricane (Putnam county), West Virginia.
James enlisted in the Army at Fort Thomas, Newport, KY.
The record of his arrival in the 508th is missing as Company F
1942 Morning Reports are not available.
Pvt Moss, however, does show up in 1943 when he was declared
a qualified parachutist on 5 March 1943.
Pfc Moss was wounded in action in France on 8 June 1944 and
evacuated to an aid station. He returned to duty on 19 June but was
immediately transferred to Service Company for light duty. He remained the
until transferred back to Company F on 27 September 1944.
He was wounded a second time on 29 January 1945 in Belgium.
He returned to duty on 4 April 1945. However, he was again hospitalized on 10
April. On 13 May 1945 he was transferred to the hospital's detachment
of patients and did not return to the regiment.
His military decorations include the Purple Heart with 1 OLC
and the Bronze Service Arrowhead device awarded for participation in the