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Jacques L. Sherman, Jr.
Lieutenant Colonel, United States Army
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From a contemporary press report:

Jacques Sherman Jr., 86, a native Washingtonian and longtime Army physician who monitored John Glenn's health during the first U.S. manned orbital mission, died June 9, 2003, at a hospital in Miami Beach. He had emphysema.

Dr. Sherman, who grew up on Long Island, New York, spent almost 25 years in the Army before retiring in 1964. He then became an executive at hospitals in New York.

During World War II, he navigated a plane that flew over Normandy on D-Day. Germans shot down the plane. Most of the crew bailed out, but Mr. Sherman stayed inside to help a fellow soldier. He received the Purple Heart.


SHERMAN, JACQUES L JR
LT COL   US ARMY
VETERAN SERVICE DATES: 10/10/1941 - 08/31/1964
DATE OF BIRTH: 06/24/1916
DATE OF DEATH: 06/09/2003
DATE OF INTERMENT: 07/28/2003
BURIED AT: SECTION 6-KK  ROW 21  SITE 4
Posted: 31 July 2004  Updated: 16 September 2005
Purple Heart Medal