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Edwin E. Bounds was born in Carthage (Panola county), Texas on 17 July 1922.  His initial birth record did not show his full name so his mother filed a revision. 

It is interesting that an apparent relative notarized the document which seems like a conflict of interest.  A check of Texas law, however says that it is legal unless the notary is a party to the instrument or financially or beneficially interested in the transaction.

[courtesy of  K.D. Burleson]

Grave markers for Edwin E. Bounds in the Odd Fellows Cemetery, Carthage (Panola county), Texas.

Edwin enlisted in the Army at Tyler, TX on 23 November 1942. 

Pvt Bounds was transferred to Company I, 508th PIR from the 11th Replacement Depot on 10 August 1944. 

He was sent to the 184th General Hospital on 1 September 1944 for unknown reasons but returned to the regiment and was transferred to Service Company on 22 September.  His condition apparently worsened as he was readmitted to the 184th General Hospital and then transferred to the Parachute School, Fort Benning, GA, 20 October 1944, perhaps for admission to the hospital there for a higher level of care.

He was discharged from the Army on 31 May 1945.

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