Grave marker for Floyd O. Curtis in Section
QQ, Site 654 of the Chattanooga National Cemetery, Chattanooga (Hamilton
Floyd enlisted in the Army
at Ft Oglethorpe, GA on 21 October 1942 and volunteered for parachutist
duty. After completion of jump school he was sent overseas.
On 10 August 1944 Pvt Curtis was transferred to
Company D, 508th PIR from the 11th Replacement Depot.
Pvt Curtis was listed as wounded in action in Holland on 1 October 1944 but was
able to return to duty on 6 October.
During the Battle of the Bulge, he was listed as slightly injured in
action on 30 December 1944 and evacuated, possibly due to frostbite.
On 12 April 1945 he was transferred to another hospital and did not
return to the regiment.
Pvt Curtis received the Bronze star Medal and
the Purple Heart amongst other decorations.