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Alva, Stephen - Pfc

Hit in the left hand by a machine gun bullet while attacking the Germans near the Moselle river in France, Pfc. Stephen Alva, 25, of 2314 may, is now convalescing at an Army hospital in England. He has been awarded the Purple Heart.

Alva, an infantryman, said his unit crossed the Moselle river under heavy enemy artillery and machine gun fire. He was preparing to crawl up the embankment when he was hit. His wife, Mrs. Nita Alva, lives at the May Street address. He entered the Army March, 1942.

Dallas Morning News, Dallas, Texas 21 Dec 1944

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