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   John Christopher Pealor, 81, of Dallas [GA], formerly of Marietta, died Saturday. Funeral services will be held at 12 o'clock, Monday, In the chapel of Carmichael Funeral Home in Marietta with Rev. Tolbert Moore officiating. Burial will be in Crestlawn Cemetery. Mr. Pealor received four Bronze Service Stars, one Bronze Arrowhead, and a Purple Heart during World War II. Survivors include: wife, Grace B. Pealor, Dallas; daughters, Donna Hathcock of Dallas; Carole Bryan of Marietta; sister, Kathie Mae Joy of S.C.; brother, James Wilson Pealor, Kennesaw; eight grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren. Family will receive friends from 5 to 7 at the funeral home.

[]The Atlanta Constitution, Atlanta, GA, 05 Nov 1995, Sun, Page 45

[courtesy of "anonymous"]

Grave marker for John and Grace Pealor in the Tower Terrace, Crest Lawn Cemetery, Atlanta, (Fulton county), Georgia.


John registered for the draft in Bennettsville (Marlboro county), SC on 16 October 1940 and enlisted in the Army at Fort Jackson, Columbia, SC on 29 April 1941.

His arrival in Company G, 508th PIR does not appear on available record until he went on furlough for 5 days (July 21-25, 1944) following the Normandy campaign

Pvt Pealor was wounded inaction on 21 September 1944 when an artillery shell fragment struck him in  the leg and produced a compound fracture.  He did not return to the regiment until 11 December 1944 and he was placed in Service Company for light duty.

He was transferred back to Company G on 13 Janurty 1945

On 7 February 1945 he was evacuated to a field hospital and classed as a nom-combat casualty..  He was transferred to Company G  from the 6900th Reinforcement Depot on 24 May 1945.

On 18 August 195 Pvt Pealor was transferred to the 17th Airborne Division, probably to get a bre4th on a ship returning home.

H was discharged on 21 September 1945.

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