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 John Taylor Agee

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John Taylor Agee

Birth
USA
Death 23 Nov 1999 (aged 77)
Virginia, USA
Burial Forest, Bedford County, Virginia, USA
Plot Section 1 Lot 126C Site 1
Memorial ID 73618204 View Source
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John Agee enlisted in the Army on October 29, 1942 in Richmond, VA.

He volunteered for parachutist duty and was sent to camp Blanding, FL where the 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment had just been activated.

Following basic training at Camp Blanding and Jump School at Ft Benning, GA the regiment transferred to Camp Mackall, NC fore advanced training. The 508th shipped overseas in late December 1943.

Already promoted to a Sergeant, John jumped into Normandy on June 6, 1944 - D-Day. He was awarded a Bronze Campaign Star to be worn on the Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign Medal for participation in Normandy assault


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