The 507th Parachute Infantry Regiment
Company F

Pfc Gail Borden Mote
Service # 38432300
Pfc Mote was born on December 13, 1923 in Rush Springs, Oklahoma and died on June 11, 1944 during the Airborne invasion of Normandy.

Pfc Mote is the son of Edwin Hamilton Mote [born Jan 30, 1891 in Texas and died May 15, 1969 in Alvord, Texas] a farmer and Elva Loyce Allen Mote [born April 12, 1897 in Greenwood, Texas and died Jan 1, 1950 in Alvord, Texas].

The 1930 US Census for Denton County, Texas shows Pfc Mote residing with his parents and 2 brothers, Allen Dwain Mote [born March 7, 1919 in Silo, Tx and died July 10, 1982 in Gainsville, Tx] and Joseph Devon Mote [born Sept 21, 1928 in Texas and died Sept 24, 2001 in Midland Tx] and his 2 sisters Mary Sue Mote Allen [born 1926 in Tx and died unknown] and Delma Joyce Mote Clower [born and died unknown]

No enlistment record for Pfc Mote was found.

Pfc Mote was awarded the Purple Heart Medal and the Croix de Guerre Unit Citation [French].

Pfc Mote is interred at the Alvord Cemetery, Alvord, Texas at Section 1-S Grave 13 next to his parents. A Veterans Memorial plaque at the Greenwood, Decatur, Wise County ,Texas Memorial mentions Pfc Mote.

{Note: The above information was provided by Sandra S Smith.}