Jersey Journal/1944/PFC Norton Back in Line

PFC Norton Back in Line  (1944) 

PFC Norton Back in Line. Pfc. Vincent G. Norton, wounded July 6, [1944] in the military operations in the Normandy campaign, recovering and going back to his unit, was wounded a second time in action in Metz, near the German border, October 18 [, 1944], and is now recovering in a hospital in England, according to recent word received by his parents, Thomas and Mary Burke Norton, of 603 Garfield Avenue, Jersey City. The soldier received a shrapnel wound in his shoulder the first time. His second injury apparently slight was, was caused by a bullet grazing his knee. Private Norton was awarded the Purple Heart for his first wound and an Oak Leaf cluster was added when he was injured the second time. The soldier is the possessor of an Infantryman's combat badge for marksmanship received while in training. Private Norton is 22 years old. He was born in Jersey City, and is a graduate of School No. 15 and Snyder High School. The soldier, with thoughts of the folks at home, cabled an order for a half dozen roses which his mother received at Christmas. Inducted into the army in May, 1943, Private Norton trained at Camp Campbell, Kentucky, going overseas in May 1944. Prior to induction, Private Norton was employed by the Lehigh Valley Railroad. Private Norton participated in the operations at Monte Castro and Falaise Gap when the Allied forces, springing a trap on the Nazis, broke through and carried onward. The soldier has a brother, Thomas Norton Jr., radioman, second class, who enlisted in the armed services in 1942. He took part in the invasion of Sicily in 1943, and was among the American forces that captured the Nazi airfield at Gela, 5 miles from the beachhead. The two service men have a brother, James Norton, 15 years old.

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