The 507th Parachute Infantry Regiment
Company F

Pvt Alfred R Koser
Service # 35598813
Pvt Koser was born in 1923 in Pennsylvania and was killed in action on June 13. 1944 during the Airborne invasion of Normandy.

Pvt Koser is the son of Fred Koser [b.2-16-1895 and died June, 1965] a tanner and the son of Bertha Koser [b.1896 in PA].

The 1930 US Census for Montgomery, Franklin County, PA shows Alfred residing with his parents and 3 brothers, Orville, Elwood and Charles E and 6 sisters, Vera, Margaret, Anna, Betty, Francis and Mildred.

Pvt Koser enlisted on Jan 15, 1943 at Akron, Ohio. His enlistment records states Alfred had completed grammar school and was employed as a small craft operator.

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

Pvt Koser is interred in Pennsylvania.

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