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(courtesy of Terry Ward)

Temporary grave marker for John B. Corbin in the Clermont Cemetery, Boothsville (Marion county) West Virginia.

John enlisted in the Army at Fort Thomas, Newport, KY on 17 October 1942. 

Pvt Corbin was transferred from the Fort Thomas reception center to Co A, 508th PIR on 23 October.  He was appointed as Pfc on 26 December 1942.

Pfc Corbin was wounded in action in Normandy on 2 July 1944 and returned to duty on 2 August 1944.

His military decorations include the Combat Infantryman Badge for action during Normandy, France Campaign, 6 June 1944 to 9 July 1944 as well as the Bronze Service Arrowhead device awarded for participation in Normandy assault.

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