Lovell J. Meservey

Overseas Three Years, Home on Leave from Italy
WITH THE 5TH ARMY, Italy—Corporal Lovell J. Meservey of Eau Claire, holder of the Bronze Star and Purple Heart, is returning home on furlough from the Fifth Army Front in Italy, after nearly three years service overseas.

A forward observer, Meservey was awarded the Bronze Star for heroic achievement in action while driving a jeep as far as possible, despite a shrapnel wound.

A former roofing worker, he entered the Army in November 1941. He trained at Fort Bragg, NC, coming overseas with the 125th Field Artillery Battalion of the 34th "Red Bull" Infantry Division.

After serving in the British Isles, Meservey saw action in the Tunisian Campaign and landed at Salerno, Italy in September 1943. From there, he participated in the drive that has carried through the Gothic Line.

His parents, Mr. and Mrs. Clare Meservey, live in Fall Creek.