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JACKSON C. NEAVLES

[courtesy of "Mr, Day")

Grave marker for Jackson C. Neavles in Section J, Site 6079 of the Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, Lemay (St. Louis county), Missouri.

Jackson, a recently graduated medical student, went in service on 25 February 1943.

Initially assigned to the 509th PIR, Captain Neavles was transferred to the Medical detachment, 508th PIR on 9 February 1945.

By that time the 508rh was situated in Camp Sissonne France. where Captain Neavles was admitted to the 241st General Hospital in Camp Sissonne on 15 March.  He relieved from duty with the 508th and transferred to the hospital's Department of Patients on 10 May 1945.

He was discharged from the Army on 17 September 1945.

His military decorations include the Bronze Star medal.

Neavles, Dr. Jackson C, M.D., Wed., Jan 19, 1977, husband of Janet Neavles, so of Claude A. Neavles, brother of Eleanor M. Chambers, son-in-law  and brother-in-law
   Funeral Mon., 1:30 p.m. at BOPP Chapel, 10610 Manchester Rd., Kirkwood.  Interment private.  Memorials preferred to The St. Louis Heart Assn.  Visitation 2-4 p.m., Sun.

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ST. LOUIS SURGEON OPERATES IN THICK
OF CARENTAN FIGHT

Correspondent Tells of Heroic
Work of Lt. Jackson Neavles


   Lt. Jackson C. Neavles, si-year-old medical officer-paratrooper, directed care of the wounded and performed emergency surgery in the thick of the battle on the Carentan beachhead in France, a Washington Star newspaper correspondent said in an eyewitness dispatch.
.  Lt. Neavles, whose parent live at 332 Newport avenue, Webster Groves, was described by the correspondent as the "No. 1" example of heroism he had observed. The dispatch said that Lt., Neavles, an assistant battalion surgeon, at one point narrowly escaped from the path of a German tank.  When a shell  ripped a 30-foot hole in a road, the young physician organized a chain of soldiers to pass stretchers bearing wounded.
   "He is typical of the fighting men of the regiment, who stayed in there when the enemy was acting his toughest, took all he had and beat him back until we counterattacked and won the bloody field.,": the Star correspondent, Walter McCallum, wrote.  "If ever a guy deserves a medal, he does."
   Lt Neavles, who completed his parachute training at Fort Benning, Ga., before going overseas last year, was graduated from Washington University Medical school in 1942.  His father, Claude A. Neavles, is in charge of the Y.M.C.A


4 FROM THIS AREA WIN
BRONZE STAR MEDALS


19 Airmen Decorated, Five Get Flying Crosses --- Two Cited For Wounds


   Capt.. Jackson C. Neavles, medical officer with a paratroop regiment, has been decorated with the Bronze Star Medal for heroism in caring for his men  under fire on the Western Front inn Europe.  Capt. Neavles, 27 years old, was graduated from Washington University Medical School in 1942.  He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Claude A. Neavles, 332 Newport avenue, Webster Groves.

 

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