|Norman V. Emerson|
|Norman Emerson Is Stationed in Czechoslovakia|
Staff Sergeant Norman V. Emerson of Eau Claire is now stationed somewhere in Czechoslovakia, after participating in all the battles fought by the First Division of the First Army from June 13, 1944 until the end of the war in Europe.
Sent to France as a replacement on a .50 caliber machine gun, he has fought in France, Belgium, and Germany. Staff Sergeant Emerson entered the service on October 29, 1943 and received his training at Camp Blanding, Florida and Fort Meade, Maryland.
Having been decorated several times, Staff Sergeant Emerson holds the Silver Star, Purple Heart, Bronze Star Medal, Presidential Citation with Oak Leaf Cluster, four battle stars, Infantryman's Combat Badge and the Good Conduct Medal.
Before entering the army, he was employed at the Gillette Rubber Company. His wife and two children reside at 1218 State Street. His mother, Mrs. Charles Emerson, lives near Cadott.