Grave marker for Sgt V. G. Pierce at Plot B Row 7 Grave 124
in the Molenhoek Temporary Cemetery, Mook, Holland.
Lt. Rex Combs wrote on the back of the photo "
Cpl. V. G. Pierce Co. “A” landed near me in Wyler,
Germany". Nothing about the circumstances of his
death was included other than the previously known fact that Rex and a
few others overshot the DZ and landed in Wyler which borders the
Netherlands at that point..
This photo was taken in September 1945 when the regiment
revisited the area for memorial services.
Grave markers for Sgt Vernile G. Pierce in the Littlefield
Cemetery, Littlefield (Lamb county), Texas.
Although it had earlier been thought that Vernile was killed in or near
Wyler, Germany, he apparently died on Devil's Hill, Holland.
He was awarded the Purple Heart, posthumously.