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This Day in Norwood History-December 19, 1944-S/Sgt. Joseph P. Flaherty Wounded For Second Time In Europe

S/Sgt. Joseph P. Flaherty Felled In Luxembourg On December 5th

S/Sgt. Joseph P. Flaherty Wounded For Second Time In Europe

S/Sgt. Joseph P. Flaherty. 21, Norwood Infantry soldier, has been wounded in action on the Western front in Europe for the second time, according to a casualty telegram received yesterday by his lather. Mr. John Flaherty of 47 Nichols street.

The War Department notification stated that Sgt. Flaherty was slightly wounded on December 5th while fighting in Luxembourg. He was previously felled on August 5th in France, but had made a satisfactory recovery and was sent back in action with his unit. Company B of the 109th Infantry.

Sgt. Flaherty entered the service on March 21. 1943, and trained at Fort Leonard Wood. Mo., leaving for overseas service in October of last year. He attended the Norwood schools and was employed at Hingham prior to entering the Army.

The last word from him was received by his family last week and was in the form of a Christmas car written on the day before he was wounded.

Sgt. Flaherty is the youngest of four brothers in the service. The others are S/Sgt. John Flaherty, 27. a member of the ground crew with the AAF in France; Peter Flaherty, 24, a gunner’s mate 2/c with the Navy in the Pacific, and James Flaherty, 23, a motor machinist’s mate 3/c with the Navy in the Pacific.

A sister. Mrs. Mary Canniff, resides at the Norwood address.

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