The 507th Parachute Infantry Regiment
Medical Detachment Company

Pvt Jesus Casas
Service # 39405908
Pvt Casas was born in 1923 in California and was killed in action on June 11, 1944 at Grainges during the airborne invasion of Normandy.

Pvt Casas is the son of Flepia Casas [b.1902 in Mexico, to US 1916] an ice plant laborer and the son of Geromio Casas [b. 1902 in Mexico, to US 1916] an orange packer.

The 1930 US Census for LaVerne, Los Angeles County, California shows Jesus residing with his parents and 2 brothers Marcelo and Flepia.

Pvt Casas enlisted in the Army on Dec 29, 1942 at Sacramento, CA. His enlistment records states Jesus was a grammar school graduate and was employed as an auto serviceman.

Pvt Casas was awarded the Purple Heart Medal, the Croix de Guerre Unit Citation [French], the European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal with Bronze Star and Arrowhead, the WW2 Victory Medal, the WW2 Honorable Service Lapel Button, Parachute Badge, the Combat Infantryman Badge and the Presidential Distinguished Unit Emblem.

Pvt Casas is interred the Normandy American Cemetery, Colleville-sur-Mer, France at Plot A Row 3 Grave 43.

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