\He was inducted into military service January 7, 1943, at Huntington, WV. He was transferred to the enlisted reserve cops the same date, and reported for active duty January 14, 1943, at Ft Thomas, KY. He left the United States for foreign service September 5, 1944 and arrived at Cherbourg, France on September 15, 1944.
Marshall was reported to have done more than his share in combat with his comrades and tried to keep their spirits up at all times. He always had a smile and was very proud of being the first one in his unit to be a possessor of a purple heart, received for wounds in action in the European Theatre of Operations October 28, 1944.
He was killed in action November 19, 1944 in the vicinity of St. George in France, as a result of shrapnel wounds. At the time of his death he was serving Private first class, Co 1, 71st Regiment.
We honor you, Marshall Walter.

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