Grave markers for James A. and Lillian M. Tryon in
Cumberland Memorial Gardens, Fayetteville (Cumberland), NC.
James registered for the draft ca 1942 showing his home address in
Bridgeport, CT and that he was then unemployed. The army soon took
care of that problem.
Pvt Tryon was transferred to Company D, 508th PIR on 26 October 1945 in a
group of men from jointly sent from the 504th and 505th parachute regiments
but the movement order didn't distinguish which regiment each individual
On 1 December 1945, Pfc Tryon re-enlisted and thus began a career with
the army in which he would serve until 30 September 1970 when he retired as
a Sergeant Major.
11 July 1954, along with wife Lillian and their two sons, arrived in new
York City from Frankfurt, Germany aboard Trans World Airlines Flight
965/11. The aircraft's tail number was N-6005C, probably a DC-4
Skymaster (a civilian variant of the C-54.).
James also appeared on a manifest showing his arrival in Agana, Guam from
Clark AFB, Philippines on 6 July 1960. whether his family was with him