Springfield-Greene County Library
Occupational Therapy -- Weaving

Click to enlarge photo

This soldier, in the Occupational Therapy weaving room, is identified in an article in the Springfield Leader & Press, August 14, 1944, p. 3, as Sgt. Wilbur L. Gallup, a 22-year-old Ranger, who is making a pillow cover for his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Russell Gallup of Persia, Iowa. Gallup was injured in Italy on 11-12-43, when a mortar shell struck the right side of his face, blinding him. He was only 400 yards from an aid station. Evacuated first to Naples, then to Africa, Gallup arrived at O’Reilly General Army Hospital on 2-23-44. O’Reilly’s surgeons restored sight in his right eye. He received a Purple Heart and was recommended for the Silver Star. Undated.

O'Reilly Home | Title Search | Keyword Search | Local History Home
TeenThing KidSpace Local History & Genalogy InfoLink Reference Library Catalog Springfield-Greene County Library Home Page Springfield-Greene County Library Home Page