The Press: Casualty

From the South Pacific, where he wrote his best-selling Guadalcanal Diary, I.N.S.-man Richard Tregaskis moved six months ago, was soon in the Mediterranean Theater. There last week, on an Italian battlefield, lean, long (6 ft. 7) Reporter Tregaskis became a casualty.

Said an I.N.S. dispatch: "A shell fragment splintered his skull through the steel helmet he was wearing. He was rushed to an aid station and then to hospital, where he was operated on immediately. Eleven pieces of bone and nine pieces of brain tissue were successfully removed." Said Army medical authorities: Tregaskis is "coming along satisfactorily," will take at least six...

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