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The Globe Gazette
Mason City, Cerro Gordo County, Iowa

Awarded Arrowhead for Participation
in D-Day Invasion

Sgt. Wayne R. EALY, son of Mrs. Agnes EALY, 11 15th N.E., has been awarded the bronze arrowhead to wear on his European theater of operations ribbon, it was announced by headquarters of the 36th "Texas" division, in Germany. EALY is a member of the 753rd tank battalion of the division.

The Arrowhead was awarded for participation in the Salern invasion when He made the D-Day amphibious assault, it was stated.

The 36th infantry division had seen action on 2 D-Day: Italy and Southern France. To its credit are such battles as San Pietro and Cassino, the Rapido river, and Anzio. It fought at Mounteliman where the German 19th army was annihilated, and drove across the Sainte Maria Pass of the Vosgen mountains. It breached the powerful Siegfried line defenses at Wissembourg and completed 400 days of actual combat plunging through German and deep into Austria.

Transcription by Sharon R. Becker, March of 2011



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