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David Elmo Scholes
Birth: Feb. 25, 1919
Death: Jun. 14, 1944
Haute-Normandie, France

From the book, The Fighting Men of Oklahoma: PFC David E. Scholes, son of Mr. & Mrs. J.D. Scholes, was born Feb. 25, 1919 at Stone AR, moving to Oklahoma in 1925. He was inducted into the service at Oklahoma City on July 14, 1943. He received his training at Ft. Benning GA as a Paratrooper and later transferred to the Infantry. He sailed from Ft. Meade MD on May 2, 1944 and was killed in action June 14, 1944 in the Normandy Invasion.

Source: "Fighting Men of Oklahoma," Vol.2 - pg. 470
Error: He was inducted from California, not Oklahoma.

He was a member of the 8th Regiment, 4th Division that landed at Utah Beach on D-Day, June 6, 1944. The 4th Division was the first unit to touch French soil, on June 6, 1944.

This beautiful young woman in the photograph on the right, is Flavie Poisson, who cares for his grave. The people of France have not forgotten!!!

Parents:
Joseph Daniel Scholes
Thomas Allen Younger (Yes, her first name was Thomas)

I always referred to them as "Uncle Dan" and "Aunt Allie."

Spouse:
Evelyn Russell
 
 
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 Parents:
  Joseph Daniel Scholes (1894 - 1982)
  Thomas Allen Younger Scholes (1899 - 1957)
 
 Siblings:
  David Elmo Scholes (1919 - 1944)
  Erma L. Scholes Collier (1921 - 1983)*
  Billy Joe Scholes (1927 - 1999)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Note: Entered the service from California.
 
Burial:
Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial
Colleville-sur-Mer
Departement du Calvados
Basse-Normandie, France
Plot: G - Row 20 - Grave 37
 
Maintained by: Kathleen MacLennan
Originally Created by: Linda Cardenas
Record added: Nov 04, 2011
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David Elmo Scholes
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David Elmo Scholes
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David Elmo Scholes
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- Linda Cardenas
 Added: Nov. 4, 2011

- Kathleen MacLennan
 Added: Jul. 14, 2013
 
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