This March 23, 1944, Lowell Tribune article, listing James Moscato, Jr. as an army inductee, was found on page 1, column 5:
Among the list of volunteers and inductees going from Lake County Board No. 1, Crown Point, this week were John E. Johnson, Lowell, Robert A. Stuppy, Rensselaer, formerly of Lowell and James A. Moscato, Jr., of Shelby.
Another article in the same issue of the paper (page 2, column 6) adds:
The James Moscatos, Jr., announce the arrival of a boy, born Sunday, March 19th. Mr. Moscato left for the service this week.
This April 6, 1944, Lowell Tribune article was found on page 2, column 1:
Pvt. James Moscato, Pvt. Raymond Moore and Pvt. Robert Stuppy have been assigned to the Infantry and are now stationed at Camp Fannin, Texas, where they will take their basic training.
This Lowell Tribune article was found in the April 19, 1945, issue (page 2, column 3):
Pvt. James A. Moscato, Jr., husband of Mrs. Jas. Moscato, Jr., and son of the James Moscatos, of near Lowell, who is serving with the U.S. army on the German front as a battallion clerk, has been awarded the Bronze Star for heroic achievement in combat against the enemy.
A detailed description of the incident is as follows:
The attack on ______, by this battalion on ______, 1944, met with such stubborn and prolonged resistance that even specialists became combat soldiers in the literal sense of the word. Pvt. James A. Moscato. Jr., a clerk in Battallion Headquarters, performed in the face of the enemy, repeated acts of heroism that day far outside his assigned duties.
Pvt. Moscato was one of five men working near the Command truck when a shell burst within a few feet of them, wounding the other four. He immediately went for aid and then helped the overworked medical man evacuate his four wounded comrades.
When the column was ordered to withdraw from _______, he volunteered for a searching party to probe the wreckage for missing men. Under intense artillery shelling, and by the light of burning vehicles and buildings, he carefully examined the ruins, looking for wounded buddies who might be too weak to make their presence known. He later helped the party move out dead to make accurate grave registrations.
On numerous occasions Pvt. Moscato left his foxhole during a heavy barrage to deliver important messages to the Battallion Staff.
A headquarters jeep broke down after intense shelling had forced the battallion to start pulling out of ______. Pvt. Moscato jumped from his own half-track and made repeated trips under fire to save vital Battallion records from the disabled vehicle.
Pvt. Moscato's fearless and tireless efforts to futher the success of our arms, beyond his own duties, rank with the finest traditions of American military gallantry.
I have personal knowledge of the above cited incident: Thomas J. Donnelly, 1st Lt. _________ Inf. Bn.