Thursday, June 21, 2012

Thankful Thursday - A WWII Hero Dies

Military Monday - Plane Down


I am re-posting this story today, for John Walter Wyman passed away last Thursday. He was a truly loved man by not only his family but the community as well. We drove the four hours to Rumford, Maine to attend his services that were held on June 20th. Thank you for your gallant and brave service. Rest In Peace.

John was an easy going man, a true hero from WWII.  He raised his four children not by lecturing, but by only two rules, "I won't take to the hospital, and I won't bail you out of jail."  Another words, stay out of trouble.  He and his wife Rita would have been celebrating 70 years of marriage on July 7th.

John's plane was shot down and he was taken prisoner.  He was moved from one camp to another during one of the worst snowstorms in history known as the "Black March".  Many died but John survived with only a blanket. Read about the March at:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_March_(1945)



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