21 July 2010

Return Of A Hero

From an article in the Gettysburg Times on this day in 1945:

Pfc Charles Wilkinson, Jr., holder of the Purple Heart, the European Theater ribbon with three battle stars, presidential unit citation and the combat infantryman's badge, is spending a 30-day furlough from Indiantown Gap with his parents...Wilkinson served with Co. I, 28th Infantry, 8th Division through France, Belgium and Germany until he was hospitalized for frost-bite and trench feet...He participated in the battles of the Hurtgen Forest...Ardennes bulge and the Roer River...Upon the expiration of his furlough August 16 he has orders to return to Indiantown Gap Military Reservation where he was sent after landing at New York July 11 aboard the giant liner Queen Mary.

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