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Boy Pulls Brother - From Water

March 22 (A. P.) Raymond F. Malley Jr. 3, son of Mr. and Mrs. Raymond F. Malley, is believed to be the youngest candidate for a life-saving medal, as he rescued his brother, Edward, 2. from a brook near the home yesterday. He pulled the youngster to safety after he had fallen through the ice and was partly submerged in the water.

[The Boston Globe, Boston, MA, 22 Mar 1933, Wed, Page 7]

(l-r) Edward (l) and Raymond Malley

20 years later, both the boys were in the Army.  Raymond was a recent jump school graduate and wears the patch of the 508th ARCT.

Boy, 3, Saves Life
Of Brother, Two

Raymond Malley Pulls
   Edward From Pool And
   Calls Mother

(Special to The Woonsocket Call)

   Uxbridge, Mass., March 21 --- Raymond, the three-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Malley who make their home on High street, is in line for a Carnegie medal for life saving as yesterday he saved his two-year-old brother, Edward, from drowning in a pool formed by the brook that runs through the property  at the rear of the home.  The two youngsters were playing near the brook when the younger decided to try the ice which gave way under his weight.  The older brother was a little distance off when he heard the screams and ran to his assistance.  Edward was face down in the pool and was so caught by the ice that he could not extricate himself but Raymond was equal to the occasion and pulled him out and partly onto the land after which he ran up to the house and summoned his mother as the little brother was too heavy for him to carry to the house.  The little boy was quickly disrobed and rolled into a woolen blanket to emerge smiling about an hour later with no apparent injury from his cold bath.

Grave marker for Raymond F. Malley in St. Daniel Section, Saint Patrick's Cemetery, Northbridge (Worcester county), Massachusetts.

Raymond served in the 1st Battalion, 508 ARCT, 1951-1954