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 James Joseph Caruso, on Friday, March 17, 1972, at 10 o'clock a.m., beloved Husband of Grace Catchot, father of Jill Mary and Barny Joseph Caruso, son of James E. Caruso and the late Louisa Links. A native of New Orleans, La.
   Relatives and friends of the family, also D. H. Holmes Co. Ltd., Crescent Lodge F&AM and American Legion Post No. 203, are invited to attend the funeral.
   Services from the funeral home of Jacob Schoen and son Inc., 3827 Canal s:. at N. Scott, on Monday, March 20, 1972, at 2 o'clock p.m. with religious services at Oak Park Presbyterian Church. Interment 1n Greenwood Cemetery.

[Times-Picayune, New Orleans, LA, Sat, Mar 180 1972, Page 24]


   New Orleanian, 48, Was
           Graphic Artist

   James Joseph Caruso, 48, died Friday at Touro Infirmary after a short illness. He resided at 417 Stanford PL.
   A native New Orleanian, Mr. Caruso was a graphic artist and former owner of Tomorrow’s Display Co. At the time of his death he was supervisor of D. H. Holmes Graphic Displays Department. Over the years Mr. Caruso was responsible for display windows at many local department stores, and he did much work for the Chamber of Commerce of the Greater New Orleans Area.
   Mr. Caruso attended New Orleans public schools, and Delgado Trade School.
   He is survived by his widow, the former Grace Catchat, two children, Barry and Jill, and his father, James Ernest Caruso.
   Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday at Jacob Schoen and Son Inc., 3827 Canal St.

 [Times-Picayune, New Orleans, LA, Sun, Mar 20 1972, Page 20]

Caruso family7 tomb in 6 Jasmine Metairie Venus,  Greenwood Cemetery, New Orleans (Orleans Parish), Louisiana.


James registered for the draft in New Orleans, LA on 3 March 19842 and was inducted into the Army at New Orleans, LA; on 7 October 1942 and was assigned to Company F, 508th PIR.

By September 1943 he had been promoted to Pfc ad the following month he was appointed to T5.  On 30 July 1944 he was promoted to SSgt.

He was awarded the Bronze Star Medal For Meritorious Service on 17 February 1945..  His other military decorations include the Combat Infantryman Badge for action during the Normandy, France Campaign, 6 June 1944 to 9 July 1944 and the Bronze Arrowhead device for participation in the Normandy assault.

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