in Normandy long after hostilities ceased, the cover exhibits some rot.
The hand-lettered 'IKIRT" and "Co. D" and even the stamped stock number are
quite legible more than 60 years later.|
known to have been wounded on D-Day as he was awarded the Purple Heart for
wounds suffered on June 6, 1944. His name does not appear again on
508th records (thus far) so his wound may have been so severe that he was
med-evacuated all the way back to the States. (Photos
provided by current owner Patrick (last name not known as yet)