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[courtesy of Paul Hays]

Pennsylvania WWII Veterans Bonus application for Frank M. Brighter lists wife Mary Zeolla whose name is engraved simply as "Mary Z" on the niche marker at left.

Niche marker for Frank M. Brighter and spouse in Court 8, Section K2 Column 10, Niche 3 of Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington (Arlington county), Virginia.

Frank enlisted in the Army at Greensburg, PA on 3 June 1944 and was inducted on 17 June at Fort George G. Meade, MD.

Although the date of his arrival is unknown, Pvt Brighter was initially assigned to Company A, 508th PIR. On 1 August 1944 he was transferred to Hq Hq.

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

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