He was a member of Company “D” 180th Regiment 1” Infantry Division. He was an ammunition handler with 8-mm mortar section and was carrying ammunition to his guns. The section was cut off from the main body be an enemy combat patrol and in the battle, which ensued, Marston was seriously wounded. Although given medical attention, he died July 27, 1944, before reaching an aid station from wounds received the night before on July 26th. This big D-Day drive on the invasion of Normandy was at Marigny, France where he lost his life.