MA- Harold E. Brodd, 84, of Blackstone, MA passed away April 16, 2008
in the VA Medical Center Providence, RI. Beloved Husband of Therese
M. (Marcotte) Brodd. Born in Millville, MA Son of the late Eric and
Hilda (Rien) Brodd.
Father of Claire Hood of Blackstone, MA and Grandfather
of Kristen and Nissa Hood both of Blackstone, MA. Mr. Brodd is the last
of his siblings.
Resident of Blackstone for over 40 years and formerly
of Woonsocket and Millville where he was raised. He worked as a machinist
for Crest Manufacturing for many years until retiring. He also worked
at many machine shops in the Greater Woonsocket area as a Tool and Die
maker. Mr. Brodd was a WWII US Army Veteran of Company I 508th Parachute
Infantry and served in the Ardennes, Central Europe, Normandy and Rhineland
and received the American Service Medal, the Distinguished Unit Badge,
EAME Service Medal and Belgium Fourragere and he was a Purple Heart
Recipient. Member of the 82nd Airborne Division and Life Charter Member
of the WWII C-47 Club and 508 Parachute Infantry Regimental Association
and the 82nd Airborne Division Assn. Inc. Benavidez-Patterson Chapter.
He was an avid reader and enjoyed following the Stock Market.
>Funeral will be held Monday 9am from CARTIER'S FUNERAL
HOME 151 So. Main St. Bellingham, MA (Route 126) with a Mass of Christian
Burial 10am in St. Theresa's Church Rathbun St. Blackstone, MA. Interment
St. Jean Baptiste Cemetery Bellingham. Visiting Hours Sunday 1-4 pm
relatives and friends are invited to attend.
[The Woonsocket Call,
Woonsocket , RI,, Friy, 18 April 2008]
[courtesy of Ralph Henderson]
Grave marker for
Harold E. and There M. Brodd in Plot R, Saint Jean-Baptiste
Cemetery, Bellingham (Norfolk county), Massachusetts.
Harold registered for
the draft in Hartford, CT on 30 June 1942. At that time was
employed by Pratt and Whitney Aircraft in Manchester, CT, a
He was inducted into
the Army at Providence, RI; on 30 November 1942.
On 18 November 1942,
Pvt Brodd was transferred from Hq, Camp Toccoa, GA to Company
Pfc Brodd was wounded
in France on 7 July 1944 and evacuated for artillery shell,
fragments in his thigh; He was treated with debridement without
closure so the wound was not severe but the timing of his return to
the unit is unclear.
However, he was back
in the unit and wounded a second time in Holland on 1 October 1944
and again evacuated.
Still not returned
from the hospital on 1 January 1945 he was transferred to the
hospital's detachment of patients. However, on 7 January 1945
he was transferred from the 3rd Replacement Depot to Company I,
decorations include the Purple Heart with 1 Oak Leaf Cluster and the
Bronze Service Arrowhead device awarded for participation in the
He was discharged on 7
November 1945.and married Theresa Marcotte in Millville, MA on 27
September 1947. She predeceased him and today they lie side by side
in the joint plot.