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[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 Normandy assault.