Dominic DePaul Saluted – By Harold Wessell

BALLSTON SPA, April 16 – Saratoga County's monthly recognition of deceased veterans "came home" to Mechanicville on this day. The honoree was World War II veteran Dominick A.  De Paul.

De Paul was born March 27, 1916.  Employed by the D&H RR as a freight handler, With his wife Theresa, now also deceased, he raised two children.

Dominic served in the US Army in World War II from 1941-1944, achieving the rank of Corporal with the 62nd Anti-Aircraft Artillery Gun Battalion; and serving in Southern France, Algeria, French Morocco, and Tunisia. He was an instructor, and operator in fire control.

Seriously wounded in August 1944 in battle of St. Lo, France, he was honorably discharged on July 22, 1947 at the Tilton General Hospital, Fort Dix, NJ. Although he recovered from life-threatening injuries after extended hospitalization, the injuries, including a bullet never removed from his hip, plagued him for the rest of his life.

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