St Mere Eglise, Normandy, France
E Company, 506st Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne
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
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.
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.