For ‘‘efficient organization and supply of all medical detachments in the Division/’ Captain Frederick B. Lea of 104 Nichols street, Norwood. Commanding Officer of Headquarters Company of the 46th Medical Battalion with the 4th Armored Division in France, was awarded the Bronze Star on November 29th by Major General John S. Wood, it was reported today by Andrew J. Tully. war correspondent for the Boston Traveler, in a delayed dispatch.
Capt. Lea’s wife, the former Martha Taylor of Norwood, and his 18 months old son are living with Mrs. Lea’s father at the Nichols street address. Jeffrey Taylor Lea, the son, was six months his when his father went overseas a year ago this December 3rd.
Son of Mr. Wendell Lea of Hingham. Capt. Lea lived in that town and graduated from the Hingham High School. In 193,. he graduated from Boston University. College of Liberal Arts, where he was a member of Lamb Fraternity and was elected to the Phi Beta Kappa Society. Before he entered the service. he was a salesman for the De voe Reynolds Paint Co
Capt. Lea entered the Army in February. 1941. and was trained at Fort Devens. He attended officer’s school at Carlysle Barracks. Carlysle. Pa., and was married April 11. 1942. while at officer’s school.
He joined the 4th Armored Divi sion at Pine Camp. N. Y . and move’ with it to Tennessee. California and Texas, from where it went overseas. He was promoted to captain in October, 1943.