4 hours separate son's letter and death notice: 1945

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4 hours separate son's letter and death notice: 1945 - 4 HOURS SEPARATE SON'S LETTER AND DEATH NOTICE...
4 HOURS SEPARATE SON'S LETTER AND DEATH NOTICE City Soldier Wrote That He Expected War To End Soon Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Reiser. 12 ouuui nancocK sireei,, cuy, received letter from their soldier jion in Germany yesterday afternoon, saying the war was almost over and that soon he would be home to (Wear his medals gained overseas. Four hours later they received ' an official government telegram informing them that he had been Kniea in action. Their son who lost his life on the rVUerman battle front. appearing in today's casualties, was Staff Ser- , geant John . Reiser. His wife, the former Margaret Spear, Jones street, also received announcement of his death) which occurred March 17. The letter to his parents, written March 2, arrived yesterday afternoon. "This war will be over soon and I will be home to wear my medals so have them ready for me, it stated. Last evening the notice from the War Department said he -was killed in action two weeks after his letter was written. The citation which the young aol-Uier earned while with the . Ninth Division, 39th Infantry, First Army, In Africa, Sicily, invasion of France on D-Day and only recently the invasion of Germany, includes two presidential citations, two Oak Leaf Clusters, Purple Heart, Silver Star, and Good Conduct Medal. 3 SOLDIERS GIVE LIVES FOR COUNTRY Two City Men Make Su preme Sacrifice Third Was From West Side SSgt. John Pvt. Michael

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  1. Wilkes-Barre Times Leader, The Evening News,
  2. 30 Mar 1945, Fri,
  3. Page 3

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