Marshall Clayton Oliver
Medic, 506th PIR
September 1942 - September 1945

Marshall Clayton Oliver, from Tulsa, OK, joined the 506th PIR at Camp Toccoa, GA. Since he was from Oklahoma, everyone called him "Oakie." Marshall became a Medic (Surgical Technician) and went on to jump into Normandy and Holland, serving in B Company and A Company, 1st BN, 506th PIR, and E Company, 2nd BN, 506th PIR. He was captured twice and escaped twice, once rejoining his company within 24 hours. He was also wounded twice, once in Holland and once, quite seriously, in Belgium. However, Marshall was in Easy Company in time to be included in the last official photo of E Company, taken at Zell Am See, Austria, in June 1945. Sitting in the first row on the right hand side, Marshall is identified in the 8"x16" version of the photo. Marshall C. Oliver was killed by a drunk driver in an automobile accident in Gainesville, GA, on August 18, 1956.

photos from Josh Forrester, grandson of Marshall C. Oliver
Camp Toccoa, GA
Marshall C. Oliver during the 13-week "A" Stage paratrooper
jump school ground training at Camp Toccoa, GA, 1942

Aldbourne, England
(L): Just before D-Day, Medic Marshall C. Oliver is standing in a field just south of
the 506th camp area on Farm Lane in the village of Aldbourne, England.
(R): 2002 photo from Roger Day of Ramsbury at War, taken from the same field. The
house in the 1944 photo is still standing, but is now surrounded by modern buildings.

Medical Officers Case
Medical Officers Case carried by Medic Marshall C. Oliver, who, though wounded
in the hand while giving plasma to a wounded soldier, continued to administer aid to the
soldier, but did not seek medical attention for himself till the last soldier was evacuated.

Inside Medical Officers Case
Inside the Medical Officers Case

October 1944 Telegram
October 1944 telegram received by PVT Oliver's parents after he was wounded in
his hand in Holland. MG James A. Ulio was The Adjutant General of the US Army

Metal From Chest Wound

This piece of metal, removed from Marshall Oliver's chest wound, broke some of his ribs.

February 1945 Telegram
February 1945 telegram received by PVT Marshall C. Oliver's parents after he had
been seriously wounded in the chest in Belgium.

Bible and Medical Case
(Upper Left): Bible carried in Marshall Oliver's left pocket. The bible had a thick metal
front, which many soldiers, including Marshall, believed would protect their heart.

Berchtesgaden Post Card
Front of a Berchtesgaden postcard that Marshall Oliver brought home from Germany

Back of Post Card
Back of the Berchtesgaden postcard

Marshall Oliver's Medals
Josh mounted his grandfather's medals and patches in a shadow box. The Currahee
Distinctive Insignia in the lower left corner of the box is a recent purchase by Josh
to represent the original WWII design for the Currahee Shield and Regiment Motto.

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This page updated 04/06/13