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.