Well you never know what you will find in antique store book stacks.
I had just about given up finding anything in the shop when I noticed a book rack with some older title and SURPRISE a 1942 copy of the Officer's Guide. I had lost mine a while back and so I grabbed it quick; inside it was named to GEORGE ALVIN STOKES, LT US Infantry, Camp Walters, TX. Neat! Always interesting to have a named one. As I was about to trot up to pay for my find I see a book I had not seen before ESSENTIALS OF INFANTRY TRAINING (1941), sure enough I look inside the cover and it is inscribed George Alvin Stokes (Camp Walters is crossed out) 506 Parachute Inf. Camp Toombs, Toccoa, GA.
Beneath that is the rubber stamp reading; George A. Stokes, 2nd Lt 506th Parachute Inf.
Now even a guy as thick as me knows the 506th! It took a little digging to find out that 1Lt Stokes was the CO of 3 Platoon in B Company on D-Day. He passed away in 1998, and I found his books in Shreveport, LA.
Can anybody fill in any more information about him?