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Vincent Gerard Norton

Vincent Gerard Norton (1923-2005) served as a rifleman in the 90th Division of the United States Army in World War II. He was wounded twice.

Vincent Gerard Norton

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Death of his mother: "Mrs. Mary Burke Norton, 59, of 603 Garfield Avenue, died yesterday at the Medical Center of a ruptured appendix. She was admitted to the hospital August 31. Mrs. Norton, a communicant of Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church, is survived by her husband, Thomas P. Norton, Sr., and three sons, Thomas; Vincent and James Norton."
"The marriage of Miss Florence E. Putz, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank J. Putz, 118 Stegman Street, to Mr. Vincent G. Norton, Garfield Avenue, will take place tomorrow at 11 in Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church, Miss Kathryn Hanly will he maid of honor and Misses Beverly Clark and Margaret Kinlin will be bridesmaids. Mr. James Norton will be best man and the ushers will be Messrs. Robert Putz and Joseph Kinlin."
"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."
"P.F.C. Vincent G. Norton is now fighting in France with the famous 90th Division, one of the first divisions to land in the invasion of the continent. His regiment, commanded by Col. Christian H. Clarke Jr., and his division, have received much praise for magnificent contributions to the battle of France. The 90th Division gained its fame in combat among the hedgerows of Normandy in the early days of the invasion and later the famous battle of Foret de Mont Castre. The same outfit figured in the capture of the important city of Le Mans and was instrumental in the closing of the bloody Falaise Gap and the resulting capture of several thousand German prisoners. P.F.C. Norton joined the Division July 3, 1944, and has participated in some of this Division's many big battles across France. This soldier is a crack rifleman in a rifle squad of the well known K. Co. Kraut Killers, and wears the combat infantryman's badge awarded only to combat infantryman fighters."
"Private first class Vincent and Radio M 2/c Thomas Norton, sons of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Norton, Sr., 603 Garfield Avenue. Vincent entered service in May 1943, Thomas, husband of the former Selma Freudenberg, enlisted in June 1942. He was in the Sicilian invasion and is now on convoy duty. Vincent is somewhere overseas."

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