Grave markers for Pvt Thomas B. Borzain in Section S St. Edward Avenue Lot
27 1/2 of the Saint Lawrence Cemetery, West Haven, New Haven county,
Connecticut. Note that the marker at right shows his year of birth
as 1924 whereas the family stone shows 1922 which is correct.
Pvt Borzain was a
member of C Company, 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne
Division. The 508th jumped into Normandy at approx.0130 (1:30 a.m.) on
D-Day, June 6 1944.
Pvt Borzain was initially listed as
Missing In Action (MIA) as of June 6, 1944. However, his status was later
changed to Killed In Action (KIA) as of July 2, 1944. The date may actually
reflect when his body was recovered from a field grave.
He was awarded the Combat Infantryman Badge and the
Purple Heart, both posthumously.