St Mere Eglise.....
Soldier:
PFC Joseph M. Jordan
Date: June 6th 1944
Location: St Mere Eglise, Normandy, France
Unit: E Company, 506st Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division

PFC Joseph M. Jordan was born in Muncie, Indiana. In one of his letters, Mr. Bill Guarnere remembered that Joseph volunteered and that he was not drafted. He completed the intense and tough training every paratrooper had to endure and after his jump wings had been pinned on Joseph was put in 1st Platoon, E Company, 2nd Battalion, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment of the 101st Airborne Division.

After his stay and training in England Joseph together with his Company jumped into Normandy. Joseph was killed on June 6th, 1944 south east of St. Mere-Eglise and was burried there. At his time of his death he was survived by his parents, four siblings, a wife and a young son. His remains were moved in May 1948 and transfered to the Normandy American Cemetery at Colleville-sur-Mer, France. Joseph received the Purple Heart.

He was just doing his job, keeping us free.

Personal Photographs


Shoulderpatch of the 101st Airborne.


The world famous churh tower of Normandy town of St Mere Eglise where on June 6th 1944, Joseph M. Jordan was killed.

 

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