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American Jewish Fighters Praised As Model Soldiers

“The Army could use a lot of Itzkowitzes and be better off,” a colonel of the American Expeditionary Forces here declared today, pointing at Louis Itzkowitz, a Brooklyn Jewish boy who “made good as a corporal from the big city.”

The American officer praised the Jewish corporal for his mastering the jeep in the training areas of America and England. Itzkowitz, who joined the U.S. Army two years ago, was a metal worker in civilian life as is his father who lives in New York.

Another Brooklyn Jewish boy, Lieut. David Hirsch, is mentioned in the London press today in a report from Australia. The report says that despite being wounded in a foray against the Japanese over Milne Bay in which his bombardier was killed, Lieut. Hirsch guided his craft back to its base.