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PETER P. HALPIN (1)

Paul P. Halpin immigrated to the U.S. arriving in  New York, NY with his mother and 2 brothers from Cork, Ireland aboard the Lloyd lines ship SS Stuttgart.

Paul registered for the draft ca. 1944.

Pfc Halpin was transferred to the 508th in early 1946 and re-enlisted on 16 January 1946.  As had been shown on his draft card, he had been born in what was termed the Irish Free State, but by the time of the second hitch he was then a U.S. citizen.

He is buried in Myrtle Hill Memorial Park, Tampa (Hillsborough county), Florifa.


Car accident kills Tampa social worker
   By RICHARD BOCKMAN Times Staff Writer
Fatal accident Peter Halpin, head of United Cerebral Palsy of Tampa, was killed this morning when his car, background, and this overturned cement truck collided at an intersection in north Tampa,

  Peter P. Halpin, executive director of United Cerebral Palsy of Tampa, was killed this morning when his car and a loaded cement truck collided at an intersection in the Sulphur Springs area.
   The driver of the Amcon Concrete Inc. truck, Eugene McKenzie, 33, 3712 Lowry Court, was treated for cuts and bruises at St. Joseph's Hospital.
   The accident occurred at North Rowlett Park Drive and East Mulberry Street at about 8:43 a.m. The intersection is not far from Halpin's home at 11114 20th St.
   Police information officer Johnny Barker said the cement truck was northbound on Rowlett Park Drive when a 1973 Chevrolet westbound on Mulberry violated the stop sign and entered the intersection. Halpin was alone in the car.
   Gouges in the road indicate the cement truck pushed the car forward about 65 feet. The car, whose rear was crushed, lay in a ditch opposite the overturned truck, which was still in the roadway this morning.
   The car looked as if the truck had landed on top of it, squeezing it off the road and into the ditch.
   "We all feel so terrible. I know he's going to be missed. He's always made a good contribution," said Ruth Kubinac, Halpin's secretary. "He was always looking for ways to help the clinic and the children. 1 know I'm going to miss him."
   Halpin, 51, served the public for virtually all of his life. He has been the executive director of United Cerebral Palsy of Tampa for the past 15 years. Under his leadership, children, parents and schools benefited from a program that provided therapy for cerebral palsy victims, as well as from public education about the disease.
   Before joining UCP in 1964, he worked with the state Child Welfare Service. In 1955 he was hired as a medical social worker at the Southwest Southwest Florida Tuberculosis Hospital and a year later he was appointed director of the hospital's social service department.
   A native of New Haven, Conn., Halpin graduated from the University of Miami in 1951. He attended the University of Connecticut Graduate School of Social Work and received a fellowship to attend the Yale University School of Alcohol Studies in 1959.

[The Tampa Times, Tampa, FL, 07 Jun 1979, Thu, Main Edition, Page 1]

Crash Kills Peter Halpin, Palsy Unit Head

   Peter Halpin, the executive director of United Cerebral Palsy of Tampa, was killed Thursday morning in an automobile automobile accident when his car collided with a loaded cement truck. He was 52. . Tampa police said Halpin ran a stop sign at Rowlett Park Drive and Mulberry Mulberry Street and was hit by a cement truck. The driver of the truck was treated for minor injuries and released from St. Joseph's Hospital. 11 Halpin, a native of Ross Mount, Ireland, Ireland, graduated from the University of Miami in 1951. He attended the University University of Connecticut Graduate School of Social Work and received a fellowship to attend the Yale University School of Alcohol Studies in 1959. Halpin had lived in the Tampa Bay area for 24 years and worked with the State Welfare Department and the Child Welfare Services. In 1955 he was employed by the Southwest Florida Tuberculosis Tuberculosis Hospital as a medical and social social worker. He was later appointed director director of its social services department. He also served as district governor of Florida Federation of Social Workers and as state president of the federation. Halpin served as president of the University University of Miami Alumni Association. Halpin was known throughout the community for his dedication to the children who attended the cerebral palsy clinic. He would often take children from the clinic to civic club meetings. ' Halpin told a reporter in 1970, "The kids really enjoy the luncheons. Outside of making the public aware of the handicapped, handicapped, we try to get the public inter-estedto inter-estedto inter-estedto support programs like this. Wh two kids will generate will help 30 or40 more," he said. - Halpin was executive director of the clinic for 15 years. . He served as a paratrooper with the 82nd Airborne Division and went overseas overseas during World War II. He was a member of the Most Holy Redeemer Obituaries Catholic Church and the Tampa East Sertoma Club. Survivors include his wife, Nancy; two sons, Patrick J. and Kevin W.; a daughter, Susan W., all of Tampa; two . brothers, Jack of Ireland and Michael R. of West Haven, Conn.; three sisters, Mary Geary of New Haven, Conn., Rose Marie Sullivan of Guilford, Conn, and Bernice Halpin of Hamden, Conn. F.T. Blount Funeral Home.

[The Tampa Tribune, Tampa, FL, 08 Jun 1979, Fri, Main Edition, Page 55]

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