•THE SUNDAY STAB, Washington, D. C.
For Outstanding Service
Odd Night Call to Save Officer
Brings Honor to Firefighters
■ The Commissioners' Commit
tee of Award for Meritorious
Service, Police and Fire De
partments, this year selected
seven District policemen and
three District firemen for
awards for heroism and oat
standing service in the line of
duty. This is one of a series
detailing the acts of all 43 men
nominated for the honors the
The night watch at Engine Co.
Ho. 0 turned out of the fire house
late on November 10 to answer
a strange call.
It began at 10:30 pm. when
Pvt. Paul M. Ryan leaped to his
feet to follow an excited passer
by who shouted incoherently and
kept pointing up the street.
Half a block away, at Seven
teenth and U streets N.W., he
saw Police Pvt. J. N. Dempsey
battling for his life with an as
sailant. The fireman shouted a
warning and headed for the
Orders Company Ont.
Meanwhile, Sergt. D. E. J.
O'Connell ordered, ills company
out for an emergency. Respond
ing were Pvts. Thomas W. Bel
la nd, George W. McCain, Michael
V. Raedy, and Paul E. Spicer.
They found Policeman Demp
sey and James A. (Kid) Lewis,
2,000 Marines at Mass
‘Celebrated by Spellman
By the Auociated Prtu
WITH UNITED STATES Ist
MARINE DIVISION, Korea,
Bunday, Dec. 26.— Two thousand
United States Marines stood
bareheaded in biting cold yes
terday as Francis Cardinal
Bpellman celebrated Christmas
afternoon mass at an outdoors
It was the Catholic, clergy
man’s third Christmas mass.
His crowded schedule included
midnight mass for 2,000 soldiers
of a floodlit parade ground of
the 7th Division, visits to every
patient in the 43rd Mobile Army
Surgical Hospital, and five heli
copter flights to other units on
Korea's 155-mile front.
“This is my fourth Christmas
Day with the. Marines in Korea,”
the smiling, bareheaded cardi
nal told the Marines.
Before the mass Cardinal
Spellman flew by helicopter to a
hilltop outpost of the Ist Marine
Regiment above the Bnjin River,
SOO yards from the demilitarized
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[ 34, colored, locked in _ combat.
[ Both were trying to grab Pvt.
> Dempsey’s service revolver.
Lewis bad bis finger in the i
trigger guard. He threatened to <
shoot Pvt. Ryan and the others j
*as they approached. All the I
r while Darlene Lewis, 18, wife of ,
James Lewis, was striking at Pvt.!
; Ryan with the policeman’s night i
Took Away Club.
The firemen Jumped in and
Pvt. Belland took the chib away 1
from Darlene and hit Lewis until
he let go of the gun.
For coming to the aid of Pvt.
Dempsey, despite their chances
of being wounded or possibly
killed by Lewis, Battalion Chief
G. L. Darling - announced the j
j Board of Awards had nominated
all five for medals for bravery
and gave each a commendation 1
for meritorious service.
(Tomorrow: Police Pvt. The
odor'ft C. Harris uses his i
muscles and his brain.)
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iron lung delivered by helicopter, j
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The boy, David Lee OUyer, 4,
. of Springfield. 111., is recovering
| in a United States military hos
-1 pital near Swindon, England.
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Mrs. David Oliver, appeared on
the program to help tell how
Davkt was taken Ashore at
Southampton September 9 after
he became ill aboard the United
States troopship Gen. Maurice
Rose en route to Bremer haven,
Germany. Mrs. Oliver and David
and another child were on their
way to join Sergt. Oliver in
A British helicopter first de
livered-an irdn lung to the troop
ship. Thai the tug came along
side and. took the Olivers to
Southampton where David was
David was to have taken part
■ in today’s broadcast, but a re
cording made of his voice was
not clear enough to be used, a
BBC spokesman said. He lis
tened to the program from his!
hospital bed. i <.
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