Cpl. Thomas M. Hopkins Jr. Fighting in Philippines

Believed to be one of the first Norwood boys to land on the Philippines with U. S. Army forces in their quest to win back that island from the Japanese, Cpl. Thomas M, Hopkins Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas M. Hopkins of St. George avenue, writes that there “sure are plenty of fireworks.”

Attached to a Chemical Warfare unit of the Army, Cpl. Hopkins is a graduate of Norwood High and prior to entering the service was employed at Bird & Son’s.

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