Application and resulting grave marker for Pfc Rudy C. Plaskur in
St. Mary's Cemetery, Warren (Trumbull county), Ohio.
Rudy enlisted at Fort Hayes, Columbus, OH on 13 October
1942 and was assigned to Company A, 508th at Camp Blanding, FL.
Pvt Plaskur went through basic training there and moved
with the regiment to Ft. Benning, GA for jump school and then to Camp
Mackall for advanced training before being shipped to the ETO.
Pfc Plyler jumped into Normandy, France on D-Day, 6 June
1944 and was killed in action on 15 June 1944. He was awarded the
Purple Heart posthumously.