Application for a grave marker and resulting stone for Pvt Carleton E. Richardson in the Norway Pine Grove
Cemetery, Paris (Oxford
Carleton enlisted at Ft Devens, Massachusetts on 6 February 1942.
He was a member of Company A.
Pvt Richardson jumped into Normandy on
D-Day, 6 June 1944.
He became Missing in Action as of 6 June
1944 but was not officially listed as such until 12 July 1944. Four days
later his status was changed to Killed In Action as of 3 July 1944. This
confused sequence of dates implies that his remains may not have been
recovered until well after his death.
Pvt Richardson was awarded
the Purple Heart and the Combat Infantryman Badge (CIB) posthumously.