MUNSON, John P
5-29-1922 - 1-26-2010
DD Paratrouper 82nd PIR [sic]
Died peacefully at home
interment Hoy Cross Cemetery
John enlisted in the Army at Los
Angeles, CA on 20 October 1942.
Pvt Munson was assigned to Hq 2nd
although the exact date is unknown as the Morning Reports for October
1942 re unavailable.
Pfc Munson was wounded in action in
France on 14 June 1944 and was able to return to duty on 21 June.
On 4 January 1945 Pfc Munson was
evacuated to a field hospital. Classed as a non-battle casualty,
he may have been the victim of frostbite although he returnee to duty on
But on 1 February he was again
evacuated non-battle casualty. On 14 March 19454 he was
transferred from the 186th (US) General Hospital to the Parachute
Reinforcement Regiment at the Parachute School, Fort Benning, GA,
probably for specialized treatment at the post hospital.
His military decorations include the
Purple Heart and the Bronze Service Arrowhead device awarded for
participation in Normandy assault