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... Albert J. Patchell, 24, 201 Klotter Ave., corpora;, and Thelma K. Whitt, 22, 201 Klotter Ave., winder.
[The Cincinnati Enquirer, Friday, October 26, 1945, Page 21]

$102,796 Suit Filed For Ma Hurt By Auto

   Albert J. Patchell, 6912 Cambridge Rd., Madison Pl. has asked for damages of $102,796 for injuries suffered in an automobile accident in the yard of his home.
   In a suit filed Thursday i Common Pleas Court by Miss Antoinette Navarra, attorney, the damages are sought from Brian Moon, 17, 7725 Indian Hill Rd., and his parents, Ben H. and Esther Moon.
   Mr. Patchell said he was in his yard May 16, 1964, when an automobile driven by the youth, hit an automobile on Cambridge Road, jumped the curb, hilt Mr. Patchell's automobile which was parked on his premises, then glanced off the car and hit Mr. Patchell, knocking him approximately 15 feet into the air.
   The accident lef him with a permanent right arm injury, the suit said.
[The Cincinnati Enquirer, Friday, May 13 1966, Kentucky Edition, Page 5]

Albert Jack of Madison Place.  Family will receive friends at the Craver-Hookam Funeral Home, Milford, Tuesday 6 to 8 P.M. Services Hamilton Church of God, Wednesday 11 A.M.

(courtesy of Ruth Draginoff Higgins

Grave marker for Albert and Thelma Patchell in Oak Hill Cemetery, Cincinnati (Hamilton county), Ohio.

Albert enlisted in the Army at Cincinnati, OH on 5 October 1942.

A member of Company B, Pvt Patchell was declared as a qualified parachutist on 5 March 1943 as the entire regiment completed jump school.

Pvt Patchell made the jump into Normandy on D-Day and was wounded in action on 14 June 1944 but returned to duty 45 weeks later.

It is uncertain whether he saw combat in Holland but he did go back on the line for the Battle of the Bulge where he was hit in the face and badly wounded on Christmas Day, 1944.

His military decorations include the Purple Heart with 1 OLC as well s the Bronze Service Arrowhead device and the Combat Infantryman Badge, both awarded for participation in Normandy assault.

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