PARATROOPER OFFICER KILLED
Lieut. Edgar R. Abbott was
killed In action in France June 17, .according to word .received by his parents,
e. and Mrs. M. B. Abbott, Union Star, Mo.
He was with the 508th parachute infantry and landed in Normandy D-day. He entered the army in June, 1941, and received his
commission as second lieutenant at Camp Blanding, Fla.. in November, 1942. He was promoted o first lieutenant In December, 1943, and went overseas soon after.
His wife, Mrs. Selma Abbott, resides at Bainbridge, Ga.
[St. Joseph News-Press/Gazette, St. Joseph, MO, 05 Aug 1944, Sat, Page 3]
Interment record and grave marker for 1st Lt. Edgar R. Abbott at Plot C Row 18 Grave 30 in the Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial in Colleville-sur-Mer, France
Edgar registered for the draft on Kansas City, MO on 16
October 1940 and entered the service soon thereafter.
On 25 December 1941, Pvt Abbott was listed on the 503rd
PIR Christmas card. He was tapped for OCS and on 17 November 1942,
2nd Lt. Abbott was transferred to Company A, 508th PIR.
The following month, Lt. Abbot married
Selma Gruber in Duval county, Florida,
Lt. Abbott was killed in action on June 17, 1944 and was
posthumously awarded the Bronze Star Medal as well as the Purple Heart