Monday, February 23, 2009

Military Monday & Adams News clip of the week

If you're a regular visitor then you certainly know by now that I've been tracking down all things military related to my Grandfather's WWII military service.

Having received his medals just a couple of weeks ago (see them here) I wanted to post this news clip from his home town at the time of the war (Adams MA). The article gives details on Grandad being awarded the Air Medal and the Oak Leaf Cluster. Apparently he had written to Grandma telling her all about them and included the documents that were given when the medal was awarded. The article mentions the documents and quotes the comments listed. I have the originals of these documents - one of which is also posted here.

The newspaper article appeared in the paper on May 22, 1944, just two months before he was wounded and returned to the States.

News clipping image: North Adams Transcript (North Adams, Massachusetts) [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2006. Original data: North Adams Transcript. North Adams, MA, USA. Database created from microfilm copies of the newspaper.

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