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[handwritten] June 8, '45.

THE EASTERN SHORE NEWS, ONANCOCK, VIRGINIA

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[photo of the head of a GI, open collar and no tie]

The Bronze Star medal was recently awarded S/Sgt. ROBERT A. DALEY, son of Mr. and Mrs. C. F. Daley of Onancock, and the citation accompanying it read:

"For meritorious service in connection with military operations against an armed enemy from 8 June 1944 to 14 September 1944, in France, Belgium, and Luxembourg, as an assistant chief radio operator. Throughout the Normandy and Northern France campaigns, Staff Sgt. Daley, by his untiring devotion to duty, his natural inventiveness, his mechanical training, his ability to cope with problems of short supply and lack of time, and his outstanding leadership, rendered outstanding service in the maintenance of radio communications for the V Corps. His service, which contributed immeasurably to the success of the war effort, reflects great credit upon himself and upon the United States Army."

Sgt. Daley's battalion also received a Unit Citation. Entering service on Jan. 5, 1942, he trained at Fort Monmouth, N.J., and left for overseas in July that year. A letter received yesterday tells of his promotion to Technical Sergeant.