Harry T. Broyles receives WWII medal for son, Bruce

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Harry T. Broyles receives WWII medal for son, Bruce - FATHER WILL RECEIVE MEDAL , -AT THURSTON...
FATHER WILL RECEIVE MEDAL , -AT THURSTON SOLDIER'S. BURIAL Army officers from Fort IIaye3 will present the Silver Star medal to Harry T. Broyles, Thurston, father of Pfc. Bruce M. Broyles, at burial services for the soldier to be held Sunday afternoon in the cemetery adjoining the Fairfield Baptist Church at Thurston. Pfc. Broyles' oody is to arrive in Columbus from New York at 5:45 a. m. tomorrow. He was killed in action February 15, 1951, in Korea, while serving with the U.S. 2nd Infantry Division. Funeral services will be held Sunday, 2:30 p, m., in Fairfield Baptist Church, where the body Nwill lie in state for an hour preceding the service. The Rev. Herbert Householder is to officiate. Liberty Union Post of the Veterans of Foreign Wars is to have charge of the rites at the burial in the cemetery. Friends will be received after Friday noon at the A. E. Johnson Memorial Funeral Home, Baltimore. Covered Withdrawal Broyles leaves seven sisters: Mrs, Lois Derr, Mrs. Connie Pro-basco, Mrs. Nancy Clevenger, all of Lancaster, Mrs. Norma Ruff-ner, Columbus, Mrs. Harriet Ruckman, Thurston, Mary Ellen and Betty Lou, both of the home; a brother, Martin, of the home; and the maternal grandfather, Robert Myers, Lancaster. Broyles, 20, unlisted May 13, 1949, went overseas to Japan January 19, 1951, and was sent later into action in Korea. Pfc. Broyles lost his life while gallantly covering the withdrawal of his company from a position under intense fire of the rapidly advancing enemy in the vicinity of Chipyong. . Broyles stood fast, engaging the, enemy with deadly rifle fire until his position was overrun. When his company counterattacked, Broyles was found dead in his foxhole with two enemy dead beside him. For this action Broyles was awarded the Silver Star.

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  1. Lancaster Eagle-Gazette,
  2. 13 Sep 1951, Thu,
  3. Page 20

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