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(Photo courtesy 'Nancy K' click to enlarge)

Grave marker for Robert G. Persyn in Angelus Memorial Park, Anchorage (Anchorage Borough), Alaska.

Born in Missouri in 1924, Persyn probably first enlisted in November of 1942 and volunteered for parachutist duty.  He was assigned to Company B.  Then a Pvt, he was seriously wounded in Holland on September 18, 1944 and was awarded the Purple Heart.  After being transferred to an unknown hospital, his name is no longer seen on 508th records.

According to the inscription seen here, he also received the Bronze Star Medal. .

Robert re-enlisted as a Staff Sergeant in Attica, Indiana on November 10. 1945 and listed his state of residence as Alaska.  He was assigned to the 593rd signal Operations Company.  Whether he remained in the Army and perhaps saw action in Korea is not known but may account for the Bronze Star Medal award..

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