The Yorktown Herald

Mohegan Fire Group To Dedicate Plaque

The Mohegan Fire Association is making plans for unveiling and dedication of a bronze plaque in memory of the late Curtis R. Darragh, a member of the Fire Association and resident of Shrub Oak who lost his life in World War II. 

The two children of the late Sergeant Darragh June and Curtis, Jr. will unveil the plaque at services to be held at 2:30 on Sunday, November 12. Assemblyman Theodore Hill, Jr., will be the speaker. The plaque will be permanently mounted on the front of the Firehouse. 

Sgt. Darragh was killed on December 10, 1944 in Durin, Germany at the beginning of the Battle of the Bulge. He was buried with full military honors at Henri Chapelle Military Cemetery in Belgium.

While in Shrub Oak Mr. Darragh was active in the Boy Scouts under Scoutmaster Walter A. Panas, and in the Mohegan Fire Association Band under the direction of William H. Shine.

Further details of the service will be announced later."

Source: The Yorktown Herald, Vol. XXVI No. 23, November 2, 1950 

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