Saturday, August 27, 2016

PFC Caleb D. Marion

PFC Caleb D. Marion was born 30 Mar 1920 the 8th of 12 children born to John Dee and Carrie Blanche (Reeves) Marion. His father worked as hired help on a farm, his mother as a washerwoman. In 1942 Caleb was working as a farm hand.

Caleb was drafted in January 1943. After he completed his basic training he was sent to England and then assigned to B Company 116th Infantry. He was with that unit when it embarked for the amphibious assault at Omaha Beach. He was wounded about 15 Jun 1944 and sent to hospital. He returned to the unit and was killed in action on 27 Aug 1944.

PFC Marion now rests in the Brittany American Cemetery.

Caleb's grandfather, Lazarus Sidney Marion, served as a SGT in E Company 53rd North Carolina Infantry in the Civil War. Grandfather, Benjamin J. Baker was a PVT in H Company 21st North Carolina Infantry.

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