Paul E. Marturano

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Paul E. Marturano served in World War II in the European Theater in the U.S. Army from June 28, 1945, until November 18, 1946.

He attended boot camp, and trained in an engineering unit in Fort Lewis, Washington. His rank was Private 1st Class.

Mr. Marturano was assigned to the 1st Military Police Service Group in Frankfurt, Germany, which oversaw railroad security in postwar Frankfurt. While in Occupied Germany, he was able to attend the International Military Tribunal in Nuremburg, Germany.

He was decorated with the Army of Occupation Medal (Germany) and World War II Victory Medal.

He was born in Buhl, Minnesota, the son of Pasquale and Louise Marturano. He graduated from high school in 1945.

Source: Veterans’ Memorial Hall veteran history form; veteran reminiscences (see below)

“I was inducted a few weeks after graduating from high school. I trained at Fort Lewis, Washington, in an engineering unit.

“In April 1946, I shipped overseas to Germany as part of the Army of Occupation. I was assigned to a military police headquarters unit in charge of railroad security in Frankfurt, Germany.

“I was discharged at Ft. Dix, New Jersey, on 18 November 1946. During my tour of duty in Germany, I was able to attend the International Military Tribunal in Nuremberg, Germany.”

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