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