Grant, George Shell, MAJ

Fallen
 
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Last Rank
Major
Last Service Branch
Infantry
Last Primary MOS
1542-Infantry Unit Commander
Last MOS Group
Infantry (Officer)
Primary Unit
1944-1944, 1542, RHHC, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment (PIR) 101st Airborne Division
Service Years
1940 - 1944

Infantry

Major


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Home State
Arkansas
Arkansas
Year of Birth
1915
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Fayetteville/Prairie
Last Address
Not Specified

Casualty Date
Jun 06, 1944
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Gun, Small Arms Fire
Location
France
Conflict
WWII - European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/Normandy Campaign (1944)/Operation Overlord/D-Day Beach Landings - Operation Neptune
Location of Interment
American Cemetery - Normandy, France
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

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 Military Association Memberships
World War II FallenD - Day Fallen
  1944, World War II Fallen [Verified]
  1944, D - Day Fallen


 Ribbon Bar

Combat Infantryman 1st Award
Basic Parachutist (1 Combat Jump)

 
 Unit Assignments
506th Parachute Infantry Regiment (PIR)
  1944-1944, 1542, RHHC, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment (PIR) 101st Airborne Division
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1944-1944 Operation Overlord/D-Day Beach Landings - Operation Neptune
 Colleges Attended 
Ouachita Baptist University
  1934-1937, Ouachita Baptist University
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Major Grant had been a high school Math and coaching at Piggott High School and Fordyce High School, and ROTC instructor in military science and tactics at Kansas City High School prior to his service. His father was a professor and president of Quichita College, Arkadelphia, Arkansas.

He had joined the paratroop unit in August 1942. with training at Tocca, Georgia, Fort Benning, Georgia, and Camp Mackall, North Carolina.

He served with Hq. Company, 3rd Battalion, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Infantry Division. He was assigned as executive officer to Lt. Col. Robert L. Wolverton the 3rd Battalion Commander.

He was killed while in his parachute harness east of St. Come du Mont in DZ-D.

He was initially interred in Blosville Cemetery, France.

He left a wife and two children at his passing.
   
Comments/Citation
Links:

"Died in France: Paratrooper Killed During Invasion," Northwest Arkansas Times, 28 June 1944, Page 1.

http://www.ww2-airborne.us/units/506/506.html

http://www.airborneinnormandy.com/

http://triggertimeforum.yuku.com/topic/12480/3rd-Bn-506th-Prcht-Inf-101st-Abn-Div-wwwairborneinnormand#.V1cJ39d1Ot8

http://www.ww2-airborne.us/units/506/506.html
http://www.ww2-airborne.us/units/506/506_honor_off.html

http://brothersinarms.wikia.com/wiki/101st_Airborne_Division
   
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