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Wounded U. S. Hero Is Back
After Serving Under De Gaulle Lt. Hasey Awarded Highest Decoration Of Free French BT the Aseonited Preen. NTO YORK. Jan. 14 —A Yankee hem of the fighting Free French Army, Lt. Jack Hasey, the only American holding a commission under Gen. Charles de Gaulle, haa returned home, tired, badly! wounded, glad to be back, but eager to fight again either for Free France or for his own United States. The 25 - year - old Bridgewater fMass.» soldier was met by his parents. Mr. and Mrs. Fred Hasey. yesterday as he arrived at La i Guardia Field by airplane from Miami, wearing the blue uniform of the Free French and green-and-black ribbon of the First Older of Lib eration—the highest decoration for , bravery awarded by Gen. De Gaulle Livid scars on the right side of hi* face bespoke the nature of his wounds, even before the slight, aandy-haired soldier coutd be in duced to tell in his hoarse whisper about some of the things that have happened to him. Wounded at Damascus. At Damascus on June 21. he said, hi* right iaw and his larynx were . •hattered by machine-gun bullets. A* a result his voice comes now through a steel tube inserted in his neck just underneath his chin, j Long before the Damascus battle. Lt. Hasey was a war casualty. In March. i940. while he headed an ambulance unit on the Finnish front near Lake Ladoga bomb splinters •hattered his right forearm. Then, while he was crossing the African desert en route to America to have his facial injuries treated by plastic surgeons in Boston, his plane was forced down and he and his companions narrowly escaped Injury. Praises Oe Gaulle's Courage. As to those ribbons for valor j which adorned his uniform. Lt. Hasey had nothing to say. Rather. ! ha was inclined to talk only of the courage and bravpry of Gen. De Gaulle and of the Free French sol diers whom, he said, were virtually fanatic in their loyalty to him. Lt. Hasey first went abroad in 1937. In 1939 he tried to enlist in the French Army, but was turned down because of his American citi zenship. Later, however, he went | to Finland as the captain of a French ambulance corps and then. After spending some time on hospi tal leave in the United States, he returned to France. He escaped Nazis who would have Interned him after the fall of France, made his way to Spain and Portugal and then to England where he joined Gen. De Gaulle's forces. Death From Gunshot Ruled Accidental A certificate of accidental death was issued by Coroner A. Magruder MacDonald in the case of William Victor Chaney, 20, of 1159 Third street N.E.. who was found un conscious on his'"bed last night, a .32-caliber automatic at his side, by his father. Thomas V. Chaney. The young man died a short time later. Dr. MacDonald found Chaney had been shot apparently while cleaning j the gun. LT. JACK HASEY. —A. P. Wirephoto. Auto Victim Reported In Serious Condition John E. 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