New York (Oct. 8)
The Jewish Welfare Board today published a pamphlet ” for Jews in the Armed Forces of the United States,” recounting the stories of scores of individual fighting men of Jewish faith – from Pearl Harbor to the beginning of the campaign in Sicily.
The booklet’s preface states that “in the following pages are stories about some of the many Americans of Jewish faith who, fighting side by side in the front line with other Americans, have distinguished themselves no more than their fellow soldiers of other faiths – and no less. Without heroics, they have risked their lives in the face of gigantic odds to carry out desperate missions in the cause of victory.” Many of the men whose deeds are described in the pamphlet are casualties today, while others continue to fight in a score of campaigns, in all branches of service, the world over. The booklet, issued in “response to many request made by Jewish men and women in the armed forces, ” is free to the military personnel.