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Entered service January 1, 1943…Trained at Fort Dix, N.J. ;  Jefferson Barracks,  Missouri…Assigned to Air Corps,  851st Engineers Avn. Bn.. Served in England, France, Germany, Belgium…First ones to parachute jump over Rhineland; first ones in Invasion of Normandy… Awards; Presidential Citation;
Good Conduct Medal; E.T.O. Ribbon – 3 stars…Date of discharge
December 28, 1945…. Graduated New Milford Jr. High School 1941. 

 

New Milford in World War II
Teresa M. Martin
Copyright May 30, 1947

 

Background is of paratroopers over Rhineland

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2438564/Playing-Nazis-dummies-The-army-3ft-tall-paratroopers-dispatched-northern-France-eve-D-Day-caused-chaos.html