Grave marker for Herbert A.
Hughes in Green Hills Cemetery, Asheville (Buncombe county), North
Herbert enlisted in the
Army at Camp Croft, SC on 10 October 1942.
Pvt Hughes was transferred
from the Reception Center, Fort Jackson, SC to Company B, 50-8th PIR on
23 October 1943,
Although he made it
through the Normandy Campaign unscathed, Pfc Hughes was wounded in
action on September 1944 in Holland.
Still hospitalized, he was
transferred to the Detachment of Patients of an unknown hospital
on 18 December 1944. He did not return to the regiment.
His military decorations
incl;ude the Purple Heart and the Bronze Service Arrowhead device
awarded for action during the Normandy, France Campaign, 6 June 1944 to
9 July 1944,