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Roy Crook

   Roy H. Crook, 67, of 309 Craigmont Road, Black Mountain, died Sunday in an Asheville VA Medical Center after an extended illness.
   A native of Florida and a resident of Black Mountain since 1959, he was retired from Singer Kearfott Co.
   He was a member of Black Mountain Moose Lodge, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 9157 and Black Mountain First United Methodist Church. He was a veteran of World War II and was a son of the late James E. and Delia ElkJns Crook.
   Surviving are his wife, Thel-ma Ridgeway Crook; and two sons, Jim Crook of Charleston, SC., and Doan Crook of Oklahoma City, Okla.
   Memorial services will be held at 4 p.m. Tuesday the chapel of Miller Funeral Home, Black Mountain.
   The family has requested that flowers be omitted.

[Asheville Citizen-Times, Asheville, NC, 16 Dec 1980, Tue, Page 10]


Roy registered for the draft in St Petersburg, FL and enlisted at Camp Blanding, FL on 2 November 1944.

There is no record off when Pvt Crook joined Hq 2nd, 508th PIR nut he appears on the Morning Report for 5 Feb1943 which states that he returned from the hospital for duty   There is no record of when he entered the hospital.

In September 1944 he entered a hospital with  a compound fracture of :an index finger caused by a machinegun bullet.

He was released for duty in December 1944.

On 13 March 1945 Pvt Crook was transferred back to Hq 2ns from the 11th Reinforcement Depot..

On 19 May 1845 he was transferred to the 101st Airborne Division, probably to facilitate his return to the U,S.

His military decorations include the Purple Heart and the Bronze Service Arrowhead device awarded for participation in the Normandy assault .

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