Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Wednesday Hero 04/21/2010

This Weeks Post Was Suggested By Cindy

John 'Jack' Agnew
John "Jack" Agnew (Right)
506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division
U.S. Army

John "Jack" Agnew, one of the original members of an Army unit that operated behind enemy lines in World War II and is often credited with having loosely inspired the movie "The Dirty Dozen", has died at age 88.

Agnew belonged to the Filthy Thirteen, an unofficial unit within the 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division. He was pronounced dead last Thursday at Abington Memorial Hospital after becoming ill at his home in the Maple Village retirement community in Hatboro, where he and his wife moved about a year ago, his daughter Barbara Agnew Maloney said.


You Can Read The Rest Of The Article Here And More Info On The "Filthy Thirteen" Can Be Found Here

These brave men and women sacrifice so much in their lives so that others may enjoy the freedoms we get to enjoy everyday. For that, I am proud to call them Hero.
We Should Not Only Mourn These Men And Women Who Died, We Should Also Thank God That Such People Lived

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6 comments:

Sarge Charlie said...

ok mom, you are the teacher today, the old sarge learned something with this post.

Mike Golch said...

good posting.mine is all messed up.

Coffeypot said...

That was a good read, AM. I will be looking for that book.

AirmanMom said...

sarge...I thank you for taking the time to read of our heroes!

AirmanMom said...

mike...please feel free to e-mail me if you need some help. (I know you and your computer have not been seeing eye to eye) so sorry.

AirmanMom said...

coffeypot...Thanks!