(courtesy of Paula Bull Hughes)
marker for James F. Oglesby in Mount Olive Baptist Cemetery, Cowpens
(Spartanburg county), South Carolina.
James enlisted in the Army at Ft Jackson, Columbia, SC on
9 February 1942.
Oglesby served in both Co F and Co H, 508th PIR. He was wounded in
action in France on 29 June 1944 and evacuated to a field hospital.
Three months later he was transferred to another hospital, perhaps in
recovery Pfc Oglesby returned to duty and was then listed as
injured in action in Belgium on 31 January 1945, possibly due to
On 31 May
1945 he was transferred back to Co H from the 19th Reinforcement Depot.
His military decorations include the Purple Heart, Combat
Infantryman badge and the Bronze service Arrowhead Device.