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TITLE
First aid to wounded prisoner
 
DESCRIPTION
First aid to wounded prisoner

Original caption: "Cpl. Leo Di Pompeo, 517 SO. Levitt St., Chicago, IL, of the 44th Portable Surgical Hospital administers first aid to a Jap found hiding in a basha by the Marsmen at Newkham, Burma. He is suffering shrapnel wounds received when the 1st Bn. of the 475 Rgt. took a hill position on 18 Jan 1945. Major Reuben A. Holden, Park Row, Cincinnati, Ohio, S-2 for the regiment interviews the prisoner through two Nisei, T/4 Toma Tasaki and T/3 Hisad Mikuni, both from Hawaii, T.H. Corporal Di Pompeo received the Purple Heart for Jap artillery wounds at Tankwa, Nawkham, Burma."
 
CREDIT
Raczkowski
Courtesy of National Archives
 
DATE
February 14, 1945