(courtesy of Linda Stockton)
Grave marker for Paul P.
Paterson in Division, Row 34 of the Elmwood Cemetery, Fruita (Mesa
Paul enlisted at Denver,
CO on 29 May, 1943 and was assigned to Company H, 508th PIR but
apparently left the regiment.
Pvt Paterson was
transferred from the 551st PIR to the 508th Service Co on 31 January
1945. He was then transferred to Company H.
On 1 February 1945 Pvt
Paterson was listed as Injured In Action but he was able to return to
duty on 12 February.
Pfc Paterson was awarded
the Bronze service Arrowhead device for the Southern France Campaign and