Corporal Marshall Clayton "Oakie" Oliver, was a medic of the 506th PIR, who served in B, A, and E Companies.
Marshall was an original Camp Toccoa man of the 506th PIR. He was given the nickname Oakie because of being from Tulsa, Oklahoma.
Marshall served in B and A Companies during the Normandy and Operation Market Garden campaigns. He was captured by the enemy twice, and escaped twice, once making his way back to his company within 24 hours.
In The Netherlands he was wounded in the hand while administering aid and plasma to a wounded comrade. Doc Oliver refused to seek medical attention for himself until every man under his care was treated and evacuated.
He was wounded a second time in Bastogne. Shrapnel hit him in the chest, breaking several ribs. Marshall always carried a bible with a thick metal front cover in his left chest pocket (2nd pic).He credited this with saving him from a fatal wound to the heart. He required surgery for his wound and kept the main piece of shranel as "a souvenir" (3rd pic). When he recovered, he was assigned to Easy Company. He can be seen in the front row of the last official photograph taken of the company in Zell am See, Austria.
Marshall would survive the war, but was killed in a car accident by a drunk driver in Aug, 1956, in Gainseville, Georgia, just 35 miles from Toccoa.
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Credit to 506th PIR Association