marker for Herbert O. Maddox in Row 9, Grave 10 of the Hopper
Cemetery, Claiborne county, Tennessee.
Herbert enlisted in the
Army in Shelbyville, IN on 3 November 1943.
On 29 September 1944
Pvt Maddox was transferred to Service Company from Hq 82d Airborne
Division as one of the replacement for losses suffered in the
Pvt Maddox was subsequently transferred to Company A on 9
December 19044 and went into combat on 18 December 1944 in Belgium.
He was promoted to Pfc on 1 January 1945.
Exactly one month later
he was wounded in action and evacuated to a field hospital. He
was placed on permanent assignment to that hospital's Department of
Patients as of 31 May 1945.
It does not appear that he returned to
the regiment although it is known that he re-enlisted on 12 June
Herbert's military decorations include the Purple Heart and
the Combat Infantryman Badge awarded for action during the campaign,
18 Dec 1944 to 20 Feb 1945.