Biography of Brendan E McIntyre

PFC, Co A, 82nd Armd Rec Bn, 2nd Armd Div, USA

     Attached is a citation my father rec'd in W.W.II. Later he was wounded (2nd time OFFICIALLY in war. Many soldier did not report minor wounds.) at Battle of Bulge on Dec 25.

     His brother was killed months earlier after being shot down in a B-17 bomber. At 19 most of the people he fought with were killed in this battle. He never recovered emotionally. Every Christmas he would recount the day on how his other young solderers he fought with for 3 years were killed. Instead of hearing the Christmas Carol we would here about the night before the battle and names and personalities of his fallen comrades. It made all of us four kids want to pick up a rifle.

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Bronze Star Citation, Brendan E McIntyre

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