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This Day in Norwood History-December 12, 1944-Sgt. Joseph Breen Freed After Being Held A Nazi Prisoner

-Sgt. Joseph Breen Freed After Being Held A Nazi Prisoner

Held a prisoner of the Germans for three weeks, a Norwood soldier has been freed by advancing Allied troops which liberated the city where he was being interned, according to word received here.

He is Sgt. Joseph Breen, attuned to the 101st Infantry of the 26th (Yankee) Division, who has informed his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Breen of 417 Nahatan street, in a letter received here late last week, that he was held a prisoner “in a large city” for three weeks before liberated by friendly forces. Sgt. Breen, who had not been reported by the War Department as missing, is now in a rest camp.

Sgt. Breen, the oldest of seven brothers in the service, entered the Army four years ago next month. He is a graduate of Norwood High School, class of 1937, and was employed by the Jordan Marsh Company of Boston prior to entering the service.

His brothers in the armed forces are: Sgt. George, stationed at Panama: Sgt. John at Camp Gordon. Ga.: Cpl. Howard, somewhere in France: Pvt. Louis, somewhere in Germany: Robert. S K 1/C. now in the Mariannas, and Alfred S 1/C on the U.S.S. Hornet.

This Day in Norwood History-February 1, 1962-Order of Rainbow Girls Installed

This Day in Norwood History-February 1, 1962-Order of Rainbow Girls Installed

INSTALLED — The Order of Rainbow for Girls held an impressive installation ceremony at Masonic Temple last Tuesday night. Installed as officers for the ensuing term were (left to right)…

This Day in Norwood History-February 1, 1962-FBI Training for Norwood Police Department

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This Day in Norwood History-February 1, 1947-Norwood Salvage Co Buys Everything, Including Junk

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“We buy anything, including junk,” is the slogan of the Norwood Salvage Co, 1199 Washington street, South Norwood. Owner Ben Oppenheim is in the market right now for all kinds…

This Day In Norwood History-February 1, 1927-NORWOOD TO HAVE ITS FIRST TITLE SWIM TOMORROW NIGHT

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