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(courtesy of 'Ice Tea')

Grave marker for Robert F. Magers in Plot B, 323 of the Camp Butler National Cemetery, Springfield (Sangamon county), Illinois.

Robert enlisted at in the Army at Ft Thomas, Newport, KY on 23 October 1942.  As a volunteer parachutist he was transferred to the 508th PIR which had been activated just three days earlier at Camp Blanding, Florida.  Upon arrival he was assigned to the Headquarters Company, 2nd Battalion.

Pvt Magers was promoted to T5 on 17 July 1943 and later became a Corporal.  On 29 June 1944 he was promoted to T4.

T4 Magers was seriously wounded in action on 4 July 1944 and evacuated to a field hospital followed by a move to a general hospital in Scotland.

It was not until 20 October 1944, more than three months after being wounded, that he was transported to the U.S.  T4 Magers was listed on the manifest for an Air Transport Command flight from Prestwick, Scotland to New York City with a refueling stop in Stephenville, Newfoundland.