Grave marker for Leland I. Pearson in the Dubois Cemetery, Dubois
(Fremont county), Wyoming.
at Douglas, WY on 24 February 1941 and following jump school was
sent to England. On 31 March 1944 Pvt Pearson was transferred
from an 82nd Airborne Replacement Depot to Company G, 508th.
He was awarded the Bronze Service Arrowhead device
for his participation in the Normandy assault and a Purple
Heart for a wound sustained in Holland on 19 Sept 1944.
Note: He was reflected on
508th records through mid-May, 1945. The
reference on his grave marker to the 513th PIR may reflect his
transfer to facilitate transportation via troopship when he retuned
to the U.S. on e points system.