Grave marker for Homer
Basil Bohannon in Douglas Cemetery, Douglas (Marshall county), Alabama.
Homer enlisted in the Army
at Ft McClellan, AL on 24 June 1942. He later volunteered for
parachutist duty and was transferred to Company B, 508th PIR on 2 March
Pvt Bohannon was awarded
the Combat Infantryman Badge and Bronze Service Arrowhead device for
action during Normandy, France Campaign, 6 June 1944 to 9 July 1944.
He was discharged on 20