[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
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
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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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,