LOOKING BACK @ STOUGHTON & RANDOLPH: Soldier injured at Pearl Harbor finally back home – News – Randolph Herald

Stoughton news from The Stoughton News-Sentinel, July 16, 1942

PFC Timothy A. Corbett, son of Mrs. Julia Corbett, 66 Canton street, who was a member of the 35th U.S. Infantry, stationed in Hawaii at the time of the attack on Pearl Harbor, arrived in Stoughton last Saturday. He has received his honorable discharge from the army, on account of the injury he received in the line of duty. Corbett was stationed at Pearl Harbor when the Japanese made the surprise attack. He and others around the barracks saw the planes flying overhead. A few minutes later as he was near the barracks there was an explosion and the bombs fell. It was then Private Corbett received serious injury to his hip. He was taken to a hospital, where he was kept for several months, then transferred to the Letterman’s hospital in San Francisco, landing there on Easter Sunday. On June 10 he was transferred to O’Reilly’s General Hospital in Springfield, Ill., where, on July 6, he received his honorable discharge. Private Corbett served his entire enlistment from December 26, 1939, in Hawaiian territory, and though he is lame, his health otherwise seems unimpaired.

Edmund A. Rafalko, son of Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Rafalko of 83 Wyman Street, received word Tuesday from Sen. Pace of the 1st District of Georgia, bearing the announcement that he had been awarded an appointment to the United States Military Academy at West Point and must report at the academy today (Thursday). He had been awarded a liberal scholarship at Columbia and was to take up his studies there; his marks of A and B in all studies for four years in High School gave him all that was needed for his acceptance at West Point. He graduated from High School in the class of 1942, with honors, winning the $100. Edwin Jones boys’ prize and the “S” Club prize of $25. at graduation. He was an all-around athlete, featuring in baseball, football, and basketball for the four years and was captain of the basketball team.

Flying Cadet Donald Hill, of Maxwell Field, Ala., is on a three weeks’ furlough from his duties there. He is the guest of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles W. Hill, Belmont Ave.

Private Leo Roche of Camp Shelby, Miss., is spending a ten-day furlough with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Michael J. Roche of Avalon Street.

Mrs. Hugh P. Hughes has returned from a visit with relatives and old friends in Portland, Me.

Louise and Paul Pillsbury of New Hampshire have been guests of their uncle, James B….

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