Jack B. Warden

BRANCH OF SERVICE
U.S. Army

HOMETOWN
Abilene, TX

HONORED BY
John C. Burkhardt, AAG MOPH, Chapter 1919, Austin, Texas

ACTIVITY DURING WWII

SERVED IN THE EUROPEAN THEATER, ASSIGNED TO 3RD PLATOON, COMPANY B, 36TH ARMORED INFANTRY, 3RD ARMORED DIVISION. HIS UNIT WAS INVOLVED IN COMBAT FOR 222 CONSECUTIVE DAYS TAKING HEAVY CASUALTIES. HE ROSE THROUGH THE RANKS VERY FAST DUE TO HEAVY LOSSES AND RECEIVED A BATTLEFIELD COMMISSION ON DECEMBER 2, 1944. HE WAS ABLE TO MAKE IT THROUGH MOST OF THE CONFLICTS UNTIL MARCH 25, 1945 WHEN HE WAS WOUNDED IN COMBAT AND RECEIVED THE PURPLE HEART MEDAL.