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This Day in Norwood History-December 5, 1944-Pfc. Angelo Antonelli And Pfc. Charles Henry Wounded

Norwood’s list of war casualties mounted higher today when it was learned that two more local servicemen have been wounded in action in France, both seriously. They are Pfc. Charles Robert Henry and Pfc. Angelo Antonelli.

WITH RANGERS

Mrs. David Henry of Prospect avenue reported today that she received a War Department telegram Sunday informing her that her son. Pfc. Charles R. Henry, a Ranger with the 393th Infantry, had been seriously wounded in France on November 22.

Pfc. Henry entered the service a year ago. receiving his training at Fort Benning, Ga., and Fort Bragg. N. C. He went overseas in September. He is a graduate of Norwood High School and attended
the University of California. Prior to his induction lie served for a time as a civilian instructor in aeronautics at San Diego. Calif.

A brother. Francis is a Flight Engineer in the Air Force, stationed at present in Illinois. Another brother, Edward, is a member of the Coast Guard civilian reserve.

OVERSEAS TWO MONTHS

Word was received Sunday night that Pfc. Angelo Antonelli of 2 Tremont street, Norwood, had been severely wounded in action in France. He had been overseas only two months.

The twenty-three-year-old infantry soldier is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Antonio Antonelli of 2 Tre- mont street. His wife, who has been in Norwood during the past summer, left yesterday to return to her home in Louisiana.

In the service a year and a half. Antonelli trained at a North Carolina camp. He has a brother. S/Sgt. Daniel Antonelli. a veteran of overseas service with the 8th Air Force, who is presently on duty at Westover Field.

Pfc. Antonelli was one of Norwood High’s all-time standout .athletes. He starred in football, baseball and basketball, and at the time of entering the service was a stickout on the Providence College football eleven although only a freshman.

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