|courtesy of Karl Stelly|
Maurice was drafted in November 1943. After his basic military training at Fort McClellan, Alabama he was sent to the European theater. PVT Small was transferred from the replacement depot to C Company 116th Infantry on 5 Jul 1944. He was killed in action on 13 Jul 1944 near Saint-Lo, France.
PVT Small was repatriated and re-interred in the Gettysburg National Cemetery in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.
4 of Maurice's brothers also served during the war. Thomas in the Navy, Norman and Philip in the Army and William in the Coast Guard.