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Pennsylvania WWII Veterans Bonus application for John E. Brickley.  Unfortunately he was turned down based on his residency when entering the service.

John enlisted in the Army at Philadelphia, PA on 13 October 1942 and stated that he resided in New Jersey at  the time.  That may have been as simple as crossing the Delaware River between his home area of Mechanicsville, NJ and Philadelphia, PA but it disqualified him from receiving the bonus, at least in Pennsylvania.

Pvt Brickley was assigned to Company A, 508th PIR.  On 10 April 1944 he was elevated to the grade of T/5 and then on 1 August 1944 he was promoted to Sergeant.

John went through the Normandy campaign as the Radio Operator for Lt. John P. Foley. He replaced Sgt Hall who had been captured

Sgt Brickley was listed as injured in action on 21 October 1944 in Holland. He rejoined the company on 27 December 1944 and as such missed the Bulge action.

His military decorations include the Bronze Service Arrowhead device awarded for participation in Normandy assault

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