(Courtesy of Steve Edquist)
Grave marker for Thomas J. Oden in Plot: J, 1730 of the
Fort Snelling National Cemetery, Minneapolis (Hennepin County),
Thomas was a cadre member member of Hq 2nd, 508th
arriving on Oct 16, 1942.
On April 12. 1943 he was transferred back to the
Parachute School at Ft Benning, GA.
Based on his grave marker he was subsequently
transferred to the 502nd PIR and rose to the rank of 1st Sgt before the
end of the war.