Friday, April 7, 1944
“Please, Mr. President,” sixteen-year old Howard wrote to President Roosevelt this week on behalf of his mother Irene, “make a lonely mother’s heart light and happy by letting her see Charles soon.” Tech Sgt Charles “Commando” E. Kelly, Howard’s brother, is the first enlisted soldier in this war to receive the Congressional Medal of Honor for his “one-man blitzkrieg” in which he single-handedly killed 40 Nazis while serving as a rear guard for withdrawing troops. Mrs. Kelly has seven sons in service. Two other boys, 16 and 11, are still home. Passover services will be held at Beth El and Ohem Sholom Temples in Harrisburg. Get ready for the first night of Passover as well as Sabbath.