Veteran New Mail Carrier
Charles H. Koons, Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles
Koons, West Broadway, is the new mail carrier.
Koons was recently honorably
discharged after serving five years in the United States
Army. He was overseas 29 months and saw service in
England, France, Belgium and Germany. At one time he
was wounded and held prisoner of the Germans for 18 days
after the Normandy invasion. He was released after the
Americans captured the hospital staff, patients and other
He again returned to active duty and was
in a number of engagements before V-E Day. At the time
of his discharge he held the grade of sergeant.
[The Gazette and Daily, York, PA,
Thursday, October 18, 1945, Page 27)