(courtesy of "Bobo")
Grave marker for Lawrence E. McFadden, G Company, in the
Atlantic County Veterans Cemetery, Estell Manor, New Jersey. He
died on July 15, 1986.
Lawrence enlisted in the Army at Camden, NJ on 10 November
Ten days later he arrived at Camp
Blanding, FL from the Reception Center, Fort Dix, NJ and reported for
duty with Co G, 508th PIR.
While he made it through Normandy unscathed, Sgt
McFadden was listed as seriously wounded in action in Holland on 17
September 1944. He was able to rejoin the company on 28 September.
Lawrence added a stripe when he was appointed to the
grade of SSgt on 19 January 1945.
.On 2 February 1945 SSgt McFadden was awarded the
Silver Star "for gallantry in action on 26/27 December 1944, near Erria,
His military decorations include the Silver Star,
Purple Heart and Bronze Service Arrowhead device which was awarded for
participation in Normandy assault