Sgt. Fitzgerald Out With 124 Points
T/Sgt. James B Fitzgerald, son of Mr. John Fitzgerald of 32 Adam Street, received his discharge from the Army at Fort Devens last Friday with a credit of 124 points.
He arrived home five weeks ago after three years of service in the South Pacific, attached to the G4th Bomb Squadron of the Fifth Army. He entered the service four years ago and received his basic training at Scott Field, Ill
Sgt. Fitzgerald has three brothers still in the service: John Fitzgerald I CMPc, on his way home from the South Pacific: Cpl. Joseph, stationed in France; and Sgt. William Fitzgerald stationed In Germany.
S/Sgt Paolucci, 14th AAF Veteran, Home From China
S/Sgt. Edward A. Paolucci, member of the “Liberators of China,” heavy bombardment group of Major General C. L. Chenault’s Fourteenth Air Force, recently arrived home on a 30-day furlough.
Sgt. Paolucci served as an assistant armorer and tail gunner on a B-24 Liberator He entered the Air Force 31-2 years ago and received his training at Maxwell, Ala., and Charston Army Air Field in Charston. S. C. Overseas for nine months, he served in North, Central and Southern China and holds five battle stars, the Air Medal and the Presidential Citation
Son of Mr. and Mrs. Adrain Paolucci of 422 Washington Street, Sgt. Paolucci was an employee of the Fore River Shipyards in Quincy before entering the service.
Sgt. Paolucci will report to Greenboro, N C., following his furlough.
Sgt. Michael Moses Home On Furlough Pending Discharge
Sgt. Michael Moses, son of Mr. Michael Moses of 20 Dean Street, who recently returned from Germany and has been spending a short furlough at home, will return to Fort Devens Wednesday for his discharge from the Army He has 90 points.
Sgt. Moses has been in the service three years and eight months and received his training at Fort Bragg. N. C.. and Fort Shelby, Miss. He served, overseas with the 203rd Field Artillery and is the holder of five battle stars.
Two Norwood Brothers Home From Europe
Two Norwood brothers, First Sergeant Anthony F. Conroy and Sgt Frederick J. Conroy, sons of Mrs., Ellen Collins of 98 Railroad Avenue, recently arrived home from the European Theatre.
Frederick received his discharge from the Army last week at Fort Devens. He served in the Army for three years and received his training at Camp Maxey, Texas, and Camp Tulsa, Okla. He served overseas a year with the 515th Field Artillery of the 3rd Army and is the holder of three battle stars and the Good Conduct Medal. Prior to his induction, he was employed at the Tannery. He attended Norwood Schools and was prominent in local” athletic activities.
Anthony, who arrived home from Germany last week, wears five battle stars and the Purple Heart. He has 95 points and expects his discharge within a week. Anthony entered the service “four years ago and received his training at Fort Bragg, N. C., and Camp Hood, Tex. He served overseas with the 612th Tank Destroyers attached to the 1st Army. He is married to the former Helen Johnson of Dedham and has a two-year-old daughter, Joyce. Prior to entering ‘the service, he was employed at the Tannery.
Kenneth Ross Is Awaiting Army Release
Now at Fort Devens awaiting his discharge after four years in. the Army, 2$ months of which were spent overseas, is T/Sgt. Kenneth R. Ross, 26, son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Ross of 117 East Cross Street. Home for a short furlough before his discharge, Sgt. Ross returned to Devens last night. Wearing the Purple Heart, six battle stars, the Bronze Star, the Good Conduct Medal, Distinguished Unit Citation, and the ETO Ribbon, Sgt. Ross saw service in Africa, Italy, Sicily, Germany and France.
While engaged in a major battle at Shottcnberg, Germany, he was wounded in the right hand, for which he was awarded the Purple Heart. He was a member of the famed 45th Division and was under the command of General Fredericks. Before entering the service lie was employed at Bird & Sons in the floor covering department. He was graduated from the Norwood High School in 1937.
Two other sons of Mr. and Mrs. Ross are still in active service. M/M First Class David Ross is in the submarine service and is now at a sub-base in the Philippines. He is married to the former Jeanette Fillmore of Winslow Avenue and is the father of three children. Radioman 2/c Douglas Ross has been in the service for over three years and is now stationed in the Philippines.
Pvt Martin Lydon To Be Released Soon From AAF
MANCHESTER. N. H.—Pvt. Martin J. Lydon, 188 Prospect Street, Norwood, has cleared Grenier Field, N. H„ Air Force Separation Center, and will return home in the near future with an honorable discharge.
An inspector in civilian life, Pvt. Lydon served three years and nine months in The Air Force as a gunner. He is a veteran of the European Theater of Operations.
Pvt. Lydon is married to the former Natalie Smith, also of Norwood.
John McLatchey At AAF Hospital
COCHRAN FIELD, Macon. Ga.— John F. McLatchey, son of Mr. and Mrs. George McLatchey of 693 Pleasant street. Norwood, Mass., has arrived at this AAF Convalescent Hospital.
Cochran Field’s facilities are devoted to reconditioning and rehabilitating AAF personnel both physically and emotionally so that they may return to duty as quickly as possible.
Each patient in this Convalescent Hospital, which is one of the many functions of the Personnel Distribution Command, Is given individual attention by a personal physician and the finest of medical, surgical and psychiatric care. In addition, the patient is given educational, vocational, and avocational activities all designed to aid his quick recovery.
Paul A. Robertson Released From Navy
Yeoman First Class Paul A. Robertson. .Son of Mr and Mrs.” Charles T. •Robertson’of” 66 Hoyle street, received his discharge from the Navy at’ Sampson;’ N. Y,, last Saturday with 52 points.
Robertson entered the service on October 3, 1940. and spent 15 months with the fleet in both the Atlantic and Pacific. He was married last July at Sampson to the former Doris E. Runga of Geneva, N Y.
Robertson, who plans to make his home in Rochester, N Y„ visited । his family over the week-end.
(All articles originally published in the Norwood Messenger)