Landing Ships

Frank Terry, 1944


Veteran Wounded First Day of Invasion

EM I/C FRANK TERRY Vet of Italy Hurt

Two months of action at on the invasion of Sicily - 40 days under heavy fire in the invasion of Salerno Frank Terry, electrician's mate first class, came through all this unscathed onlv to be wounded on D-Day on the coast of Normandy.

The Pilot of an LCT, Terry termed his injury as minor, in comparison to the casualties suffered among the rest of his crew. "The man right along side me was killed," he said, "and many others were seriously wounded by shrapnel when a German shell hit our pilot house. My helmet saved my life - A fragment hit it and put a terrific dent in it, causing a scalp wound and I was badly bruised and shaken up. I was removed to an Army hospital in England and am now completely recovered."

In Four Landings

Terry is the son of Mr. ant Mrs. Anthony Terry, Box 127 Thompson St., South Schenectady and this is his first leave home in 20 months. He will report to Norfolk, Va.. Oct. 16 for reassignment. He formerly was employed...

...Terry wears stars on his overseas bar anc has been awarded the Order of the Purple Heart.

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