Grave marker for Ernest E. A. Thomas and spouse in Plot:
Garden of Honor, Sierra Hills Memorial Park, Sacramento (Sacramento county),
Ernest enlisted in the Army on 7
December 1938. In the 1940 Federal census, he is listed as a Private
in the Quartermaster Corps Detachment, in Kickapoo, KS, adjacent to Fort
Pfc Thomas was transferred to Service Company, 508th PIR
from Hq 82nd Airborne Division, Leicester, England on 8 September 1944.
Pfc Thomas was discharged on 22 September 1945, his
military decorations include the Combat Infantryman Badge for action during
campaign, 18 Dec 1944 to 20 Feb 1945.