Paul Kiernan

Serves on the Seas or Overseas




Four sons of Mrs. Inga Kiernan, 903 Summer Street, are serving overseas.

Private First Class Eugene J. Kiernan is with the Air Transport Command in North Africa. He received his training at the Seymour Johnson Field in NC; TWA School in Kansas City, MO; Romulus Army Air Base at Romulus, MI; and attended flight school at Reno, NV.

Master Sergeant Paul Kiernan is serving with the 15th Army Headquarters somewhere in England. He was with the Second Army Headquarters in Memphis, TN for three years and with Fourth Army Headquarters in Fort Sam Houston, TX. His wife, the former Lorraine Weaver, resides in Eau Claire.

First Lieutenant James A. Kiernan is serving with the 504th Parachute Infantry somewhere in France. He received his commission at Fort Benning, GA and remained there for a course in Advanced Communications. In September 1944, he was sent overseas and received his paratrooper's wings in England.

Francis E. Kierman, Chief Boatswain Mate, whose wife, Lola, resides in Long Beach, CA, is serving in the South Pacific. He has been in the Navy for the past sixteen years.

Lieut. Kiernan in Belgian Hospital
Lieutenant James Kiernan, son of Mrs. Inga Kiernan, 903 Summer Street, was wounded in action in Germany on April 7 and is now in a hospital in Belgium, where he is making normal progress toward recovery from multiple injures.

The Purple Heart, awarded to Lieutenant Kiernan, has been received by his mother.

Lieutenant Kiernan was a member of the 504th Paratroop Unit of the 82nd Airborne Division. He received his commission at Fort Benning, GA and was sent overseas last September. He was graduated from St. Patrick's High School in 1938.

Lieutenant Kiernan has three brothers in service, Master Sergeant Paul, Private First Class Eugene, and Chief Boatswain's Mate Francis.

Weaver-Kiernan Wedding
Miss Lorraine Weaver, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank A. Weaver, and Master Sergeant Paul Kiernan, son of Mrs. Inga Kiernan, all of this city, were married at 6 o'clock Saturday evening, April 8, at the chapel of the Second Army Headquarters in Memphis, TN. The double-ring ceremony was performed by Chaplain William F. Nern at a nuptial mass. Music was played by Mrs. Ross Pierce. 

The bride wore a gown of white velveray with train. The sweetheart neckline was trimmed with seed pearls. Her fingertip veil fell from a tiara of seed pearls. Her arm bouquet consisted of an orchid, gardenias and lilies of the valley. 

The attendants were Master Sergeant and Mrs. Lloyd Rhodes, also of the Second Army Headquarters. Mrs. Rhodes wore an aqua velveray, floor-length dress with matching headband. She carried a bouquet of tea roses. 

Following the ceremony, a reception was held at the Rhodes home. Among the guests were Chaplain Nern, Mrs. Sparks, Mr. and Mrs. Ross Pierce, Master Sergeants Wade H. Lane, James E. Leonard, Walter Lomberlin, Staff Sergeants John W. Wiles, and Sergeants Andrew Erickson, Roland Frank, and Paul Gross. 

The bride was honored at three pre-nuptial showers. One was given by Miss Betty Lou Wollum; one by the bride's sister, Mrs. Dean Long, and Mrs. John Keegan; and one by the groom's sister, Mrs. Michael Thomas, and Mrs. Joseph Miller. 

The groom has been transferred to Fort Sam Houston, TX, where the couple will make their home temporarily.