|CRAIGVILLE, Aug. 22 - Corporal Alexander "Pat" W. MacIsaac,
20, who wears the Bronze Star Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster and the European
Theater of Operations ribbon with five battle stars, is now stationed in
Czechoslovakia with the 150th Combat Engineers.
The son of Mr. and Mrs. Alexander MacIsaac of this village, he was reported missing in action last February, but his mother refused to believe it.
She was proved right in April when she received a letter from him informing her he was taken prisoner by the Germans Feb. 13, but had escaped. That was not his first escape, he previously was captured by and escaped the Germans last November.
Corporal MacIsaac, who received training at Fort Devens with the combat engineers, went overseas in December, 1942, and was stationed in England until his participation in the Normandy invasion in June, 1944. He received the Bronze Star Medal in November, 1944 for meritorious service in connection with military operations against the enemy while making a river crossing at Angiers.
The Oak Leaf Cluster was awarded him for action during the assault of the Our river and the crashing of the Siegfried Line.
The five battle stars were awarded for the campaigns of Luxembourg, Southern Germany, Central Germany and the Saar Basin.
During the last campaign he was captured for the second time.
Corporal MacIsaac also received two unit citations, one as a member of the Headquarters XII Corps. The other other was awarded the 150th Engineer Combat Battalion.
Before entering the service, Corporal MacIsaac received his diploma from New Bedford Vocational School after attending Barnstable High School for three years and was employed as a riveter and welder.
This picture of Corporal MacIsaac was taken in Czechoslovakia by one of his buddies the day after the European War ended.