Lt Fred Sutton p1

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Lt Fred Sutton p1 - at a surrender from inside the city. Lieutenant...
at a surrender from inside the city. Lieutenant SulVon ison of Mr. and Mrs. Frederick W. Sutton, j 1207 Eleventh avenue. Neptune', wrote, was bringing in the 14 rob-j prisoners when all of them were repre-jrnled m- be Neptune Officer Unscathed as Enemy Gunners Slaughter His How Lt. Fred Sutton. Neptune, "lost'' 14 German prisoners he had captured in the Allied conquest of the large French naval port of Brest is told in a delayed dispatch from the port by Associated Press War Correspondent Barbara Wace who watched hundreds of Germans mowed down by other German gunners as Sutton marched them down the at reef. A German' officer taken later in that vicinity- said he thought they were deserters who might talk. Lieutenant Sutton, himself, was untouched. A graduate of Neptune high school, he received a commission as second lieutenant in December, 1942. His wife, the former fiusan Smith, is living wilh her parents at 20 New street, Neptune. She Is employed by the New Jersey Bell Telephone company; The story of how these Nazis literally were dug and burned out Of their holes was told to the cor-; respondent bv Sgt. Mark Barron, Duke I.T. I- RED Sl'TTON former Associated Press drama critic in New York and a native of i Waco. Tex. Barron, who wanted to see some- thing of the street fighting him-i I Auction Auction i . . r 14 Prisoners self, had reached one block from the American front lines when a sniper started shooting at his jeep from a four-story building on Brest s Main street. "We iumned out of that ieeo 'faster than you would believe pos- jsible." Barron said, "and made for the houses on the other side of the street. As l ran, the German sniper i had a doen shots at me but missed. 'We were penned in the house, lor more than an hour while rifle ann aniiiery nre rrom a lortttieil church higher ud swept down on the street. Incidentally. Ihe ownerla of the house had the most wonder - fill library-of wines that I had ev er seen. I hat hour w ent quick l.v " Barron told how mortars had been called up while our tank destroyers poured shells to blast Nazis from Ihe church fortifica- nons. isnens irom a small pocket of German resistance on the Cro-on peninsula landed in the rity streets. I sure wanted to eel at thal sniper," Barron said. "But you can't gel near when they get inlo one of those hmh buildings, Theyloi-c.n 'See SLTTON Page til Evans Belmar j ,

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  1. Asbury Park Press,
  2. 28 Sep 1944, Thu,
  3. Page 1

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