SEPT. 29, 1944
The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector-Herald on this date 65 years ago:
Fr. Malone offers mass for Marines fallen on Peleliu
Under heading "Mass for the dead on Peleliu Island," in the Home Magazine section of yesterday's Cleveland News, is an exceptionally fine picture of Lt. (J.G.) John J. Malone, USN, of Norwalk, O., Catholic Chaplain with the 7th Regiment of the 1st Marine Division, saying mass for the Leathernecks who fell during the invasion operations against Peleliu Island. The altar and its small white cross stands in the midst of naked shattered trees, which reveal the terrific bombardment the island underwent. Father Malone and one Protestant Chaplain are the only Chaplains with the 7th Regiment on Peleliu.