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[courtesy of Jon Andersen]

Marker for Jack S. Dittmar in the Chapel Garden Mausoleum I, Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens North, Pompano Beach (Broward county), Florida.

Jack was a graduate of the University of Maryland, College Park, MD and had been an ROTC captain and company commander while a student there.

On 2 September 1944, 2nd Lt Dittmar was transferred from the 82nd Airborne Division to Company G, 508th PIR.  On 8 September he was transferred to Hq 3rd.

He saw action in the Holland campaign and made it through unscathed.

Lt. Dittmer was with the regiment when it was called up for the Battle of the Bulge on 18 December 1944.  On 28 January 1945 he was listed as "slightly injured in action" and he was evacuated to a field hospital.

His wounds were apparently more severe than first thought as on 5 May 1945 he was transferred to the hospital's department of patients, i.e., de-listed from the 508th and made a party to the hospital.  He did not return to the 508th.

His military decorations include the Purple Heart and the Bronze Service Arrowhead device for the Holland campaign and Airborne operations.

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