Grave marker for Pfc
Max J. Grissom in Shady Grove Cemetery, Springdale (Washington County),
Pfc Grissom was initially reported as
missing in action as of June 6, 1944. His status was later changed
to killed in action in Holland on August 9, 1944. He was
o0sthumolusly awarded the Purple Heart.
Pfc Grissom may have been one of the many paratroopers who drowned when
they landed in areas flooded by the Germans. if that was the case,
he actually died on his 21st birthday. The death date of august
9th reflects when his body was recovered.