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Edward Isaac Hart, Jr.
1922 - 2003
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Edward Isaac Jr. was born in Arlington, MA. Feb. 18, 1922. He grew up in Lexington, MA, where he graduated from Lexington High School in 1941. He enlisted in the U. S. Army Oct. 21, 1942, and was a Private First Class with the First Calvary Division, Company C, 8th Engineer Squadron. He was sent to fight in New Guinea, Bismarck Archipelago, Southern Philippines, and Luzon. He was awarded the Philippine Liberation Ribbon with two Bronze Service Stars, the Good Conduct Medal, the Victory Medal, the Asiatic Pacific Theater Campaign Ribbon with a Bronze Service Arrowhead, and the Purple Heart for shrapnel injuries in his legs after a mine exploded near him. He was honorably Discharged on Nov. 7, 1945. A memorial for the soldiers who fought in World War II from Lexington, MA can be found at the Lexington Common. Shortly after his return he helped his parents to purchase a house in Lexington using his GI loan. Edward met Shirley J. Faulkner at a local Soda Shop, where she worked as a waitress. She is the daughter of Arthur L. and Beatrice (Davis) Faulkner and was the youngest of five children. Edward and Shirley married April 25, 1947. She was 17 years old and he was 23. They lived with relatives in Lexington and Bedford MA, for a short time before purchasing a house in Littleton, MA, at 6 Tajlea Rd. where they resided and raised three children: John Stuart, Arthur Edward, and Cheryl Louise. They lived in a terrific neighborhood where everyone got along great including the children. There were neighborhood camping trips, cookouts, and parties. The family enjoyed traveling, and visiting family in the Virginias and Tennessee. Edward was employed by the W. R. Grace Co. in Acton, MA, and Shirley was employed by the Littleton School Department. In 1985 they decided to retire and move to Crystal River, FL. They joined several organizations and are members of the First Methodist Church. Edward died after a brief illness Nov. 20, 2003, at the age of 81. Children of Edward Isaac & Shirley Janet (Faulkner) Hart:: John Stewart, Arthur Edward ,Cheryl Louise.
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