registration card and grave
marker for Fred L. Maddux in the Cathedral in the
Pines Cemetery, Tyler (Smith county), Texas.
Pvt Maddux was transferred from Hq 11th Airborne Division, Camp
Mackall, NC to service Company, 508th PIR.
After the regiment arrived in England Pvt Maddux was placed on
detached service with the Provisional Rigger Company Pool for the
82nd Airborne Division on 14 March 1944, probably at Camp Ashwell
near Oakham, England.
On 31 March 1944 Fred pinned on the additional stripe of a
Technician 5th Class.
It was on 2 November 1944 that T/5 Maddux
was transferred to Service Company's Detachment #1 as the regiment
massed in Camp Sissonne, France following the Holland Campaign.
The riggers had been responsible for safely transporting the
supplies and equipment needed to establish the new base camp.
Maddux arrived in New York City's harbor on 4 October 1946 after a
voyage from Bremerhaven, Germany aboard the USAT Stevens Victory.