A yellowed, newspaper clipping was found among old family photos.The locale and date are unknown, but the clipping may have come from an Indianapolis, Indiana newspaper, and was probably published during WW II.I have not found a family connection so far, but for the sake of FLEURY researchers will post it's contents:
"Capt. Paul A. Fleury, son of Julius O. Fleury, 2439 North Pennsylvania Street, was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross at the army airfield at Romulus, Mich. for his part in establishing vital air transport routes over the unmapped jungles and deserts of Africa and the Middle East.He and his seven companions on the pioneer flights were decorated in a ceremony recently by Lieut. Col. John P. Breckenridge, commanding officer of the Third Ferrying Group, ferrying division, to which the men are now assigned.The citation said that Capt. Fleury and his companions 'flew more than 1,000 hours' over 'unmapped terrain where landing facilities and navigational aids were practically non-existent' from Jan. 1, 1942 to March, 1943.Capt. Fleury's father is manager of the Fleury Electric & Manufacturing Company and his wife is the former Miss Clara QUINN of Indianapolis."