Wednesday, November 06, 2013

Jahnigen / Bishop Tributes

Herman Jahnigen

Ripley County Indiana's most decorated veteran. He was a member of the 508th Parachute Infantry of the 82nd Airborne Division and participated in the D-Day landing at Normandy. He also participated in the Battle of the Bulge and was wounded on June 9, 1944 in the European Theatre. Mr. Jahnigen's citations included the Purple Heart, Bronze Star, Silver Star, European Campaign Medal, Victory Medal, Good Conduct Medal, Distinguished Unit Citation, French Fourragere, Netherlands Citation, and the Normandy, Belgium, French, and American Defense Medals. On June 27, 1945 he received a battlefield commission promoting him to Lieutenant.
Herman was a dear friend of mine and I feel he never received the credit he deserved. Here with the Internet and YouTube all can give him the credit he well deserved for helping make the USA free for you and I. Please forward this link to others you know.
See the Tribute here:

Cpl. John C. Bishop USMC Tribute

More than 5000 people have viewed the "Cpl. John C. Bishop USMC Tribute" to date. As time passes this video of John's return to the small town of Versailles, Indiana will help to keep him in our mind. I play this tribute from time to time to refresh my mind of the great sacrifice our veterans have gave in the past to protect our freedom. I reccomend you play the video as I do from time to time to keep our veterans in our thoughts. See the tribute HERE.
Please send a donation to benefit Cpl. Bishop’s children at:
Bishop’s children Fund
c/o Stratton - Karsteter Funeral Home
P.O. Box 84
Versailles, In 47042