Brendan E. McIntyre
Sergeant, United States Army
My father, ASN, 16-065-174, passed away on 11 July 1999. He was in Company A, 3rd Platoon, 82nd Reconnaissance Batallion, 2nd Armored Division. He often talked about the horrors of war, and the loss of close friends. He served in the following Campaign's, Africa, Sicily Normandy, (Omaha Beach - D+2); Northern France, Rhineland and the Ardennes. Batle of the Bulge. He was wounded on Christmas Day, 1944, in I think he called it Foy Notre Dame, near Dinant, Belgium taking a severe wound to the left thigh that left him disabled for life.
Having been wounded 2 times before, this one was almost mortal. Thanks to the field medics who stopped the hemorrhaging. He was awarded the Bronze star for saving a group of men who were pinned down in a barrage (and wounded). Dad also lost his brother on a B-17 Flying fortress over Germany. His final request was that he be buried at Arlington National Cemetery, were he rests today.
He often told me that the only hero's in War were the ones that were buried in the battlefields on conflict. After watching "Saving Private Ryan" I understood. And I cried like a baby. I have a number of photos, war records, citation papers, etc. if anyone is interested. Please post this notice on the Taps Page.
Thanks Michael P. McIntyre ( his son )
MCINTYRE, BRENDAN EDWARD