Mausoleum marker for Alvis L. Richmond in the Lakeview,
Roses Mausoleum at Greenlawn Memorial Gardens, Chesapeake (Chesapeake
Alvis, a West Virginia native,
enlisted in the Army at Richmond, VA on 4 March 1943.
Following basic and jump school, Alvis was shipped
overseas to a replacement depot. On 4 April 1944 he was
transferred to Hq Hq, 508th in Nottingham, England.
Pvt Richmond made the jump into Normandy on d-Day and
was seriously wounded two days later, 8 June 1944. He was evaluated to
the 94th General Hospital, Bristol England. He was probably
transferred to still another hospital in northern England or in
23 August 1944 he departed Prestwick, Scotland aboard an overnight TWA
charter flight arriving the following day at Mitchel Field, NY. He
was #14 on the manifest.
Once back in the states he underwent further treatment
and was not discharged until 13 July 1945.