Grave marker for James P. Pennypacker in the Citizens
Cemetery, Lavelle (Schuylkill county), Pennsylvania.
James enlisted in the Army at Allentown, PA on 27
On 3 October 1944, Sgt Pennypacker was transferred
from the 82nd Airborne Headquarters to Service Company, 508th PIR.
On 8 December 1944 he was transferred to G Company and remained in that
Sgt Pennypacker was wounded in action on 7 January
1945. After recuperation he rejoined the company on 25 February
Sgt Pennypacker's military decorations include the
Purple Heart and the Combat Infantryman badge which was awarded "for
action during campaign, 18 Dec 1944 to 20 Feb 1945".