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Send Judy To Belgium!
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Judy Durkee Peter's Dad, Paratrooper Glenn Ward, Rhinelander, WI, was killed in action Jan. 30, 1945 in The Battle of The Bulge. Glenn was a member of the 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division. He was severely wounded in ...

Judy Durkee Peter's Dad, Paratrooper Glenn Ward, Rhinelander, WI, was killed in action Jan. 30, 1945 in The Battle of The Bulge. Glenn was a member of the 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division. He was severely wounded in Normandy, hospitalized and assigned to light duty. He was safe. But when his Red Devil Brothers marched into The Bulge, they weren't going anywhere with the gallant Glenn Ward.

Glenn walked away from safety, found his beloved 508th Brothers in Belgium and died rushing a machine gun to save them.

A Belgian 82nd Airborne Historian has located the place where Glenn laid down his life for his friends.

We want to raise Judy's airfare, about $1500, to Belgium next year so she can pray at this spot for Glenn and all our Troopers who never made it home.

Friends in Belgium will see that she gets there and also accompany her on the annual march in memory of the 82nd Airborne in The Bulge. An inspirational speaker, Judy will tell this story to schools and Veterans when she returns home. 

Judy has spent much of her adult life honoring her dad and helping Veterans everywhere. She and her mother, Evelyn, are Honorary Members of the Badger State Chapter, 82nd Airborne Assoc.

Please help us raise this airfare.

Make a Pay Pal donation to Tom Laney and he will turn all donations over to Rhinelander VFW Post 3143. Tom is Secretary of the Badger Chapter, 82nd Airborne Association and Editor of The Wisco Airborne Reporter (wiscoairbornereporter-com.webs.com). Email: tlaney1776@gmail.com Phone: 715-704-0409.

Or, send a donation to:

Ralph Larson, Quartermaster

VFW Ray Rouseau Post 3143

P.O. Box 476

Rhinelander, WI 54501

Send Ralph a $10 donation + $1 postage and we will send you a Glenn Ward Airborne Memorial Button. We will also list you as an Honorary Paratrooper Supporter in The Wisco Airborne Reporter and in the printed programs for Judy's presentations at schools and Vets Clubs. Make a $50 donation to be listed as a Senior Paratrooper. For a $100 donation we will list you as an Honorary Master Paratrooper and send you Paratrooper Wings!

Please help us Send Judy to Belgium!

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