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John Pinder Jr.

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John Pinder Jr.

Place of birth: McKees Rock, PA

A Star Baseball Player, born McKees Rock, PA, Joe lived a life full of promise and adventure. With the call of duty sounding, the square-set right-hander with the blinding fastball gave up his dreams and joined the US Army in January of 1942. As a member of the16th Infantry Regiment Joe set himself apart for his heroism and gallantry in the face of unobtainable obstacles. The Technician 5th Grade and his efforts made a difference that resulted in the Allied successes at Normandy. For these efforts, Joe was post-humorously awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor.

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With little regard for this own life, Joe, while wounded, continued to fight to establish sustainable communications on Omaha Beach. He ran from the beach to the water not one, not two, but three times. While the 3rd trip to retrieve communications equipment proved to be fatal, the work that Joe preformed saved countless lives and led directly to the Allies obtaining a foothold in fortress Europe.

A Memorial Service will be held at

McDermott Funeral Home, Inc.

1225 Chartiers Ave, McKees Rocks, PA

McKees Rock , PA 15136

On: Jun 15, 2014 — At: 10:00 AM

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