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This Day in Norwood History-December 27, 1944-Leo J. Leonard Cited For Part In Battle Of Philippine Sea

Leo J. Leonard Cited For Part In Battle Of Philippine Sea

Leo J. Leonard, A.M.M. 3/C of the U.S.N.R., has received a citation from his commanding officer for “commendable performance of duty in disregard of his personal safety, in dueling airplanes and expeditiously securing the gasoline system while the ship was in action against the enemy during the Battle of the Philippine Sea.”

Leonard.- who is the son of Mrs. Bridget Leonard of Hill street, Norwood, entered the Navy in June, 1942. He received his basic training at the Newport Naval Training Station and Quonset Point, R, I. Following his training,he was a storekeeper on an airplane carrier and also saw service in the South Atlantic.

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

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

F.B.I. SCHOLARS — These members of the Norwood Police Department were among the local police who attended the two-day F.B.I. School for police held at the Walpole High School last…

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

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

“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

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

The first championship swimming event ever held in the pool of the Norwood Civic Association will take place tomorrow evening when competition is held for the women’s New England A.…

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