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Jack Harrison

Jack Harrison (AP Photo)
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June 24, 2010 "My deepest condolences to the Harrison family. May your fond memories of Jack comfort you during this difficult time along with the promise held out at Revelation 21:3,4." - ms (GA)
June 24, 2010 "The family of Joseph J. Kwederis would like to express our most heartfelt sympathies to the Harrison family. Our father,Joe,was commissioned as a 2nd. Lt. in the U.S.Army Air Corp serving in England as a B-24 Navigator. On April 29, 1944 while returning to base, his aircraft was shot down near the border of Holland. The surviving crew were quickly captured, and our father Joe was intered at Stalag Luft III. Though the allies were segregated by nationality after the "Great Escape" it is very likely that these two very resourceful men were able to meet or perhaps even form a friendship while imprisoned. It is this possibilty that comforts us. Joe was involved in a failed escape attempt himself which tragically resulted in the loss of 2 commrades and his recapture not far from the prison camp. Joe passed away quietly at his home in Oakland,NJ on June 14. May God grant these two Great men eternal rest and peace, a fitting reward for such selfless sacrifice and service to humanity. God Bless both our families during this very sad time we share." - James Kwederis (Unionville, NY)
June 23, 2010 "As one who had a dear uncle in a German camp I have heard the stories of their bravery. My uncle recalled hearing of the "great escape" when he was in prision and was warned of the Germans murdering the prisioners. Thank you Mr. Harrison for your service to the world and mankind."
June 23, 2010 "God bless Jack Harrison you can be sure he is with God now and at peace.You will be missed." - Russell Dove (Center Point, WV)
June 22, 2010 "What a wonderful life he led. He served his country and gave so much more to his family. I am sure they are proud of him and I am sorry for their loss but glad they knew such a man.

Lori George Alexander
Daejeon, South Korea" - Lori George Alexander (Daejeon)
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Obituary for Jack Harrison
LONDON (AP) — Jack Harrison, who survived the Great Escape plot by Allied prisoners in a German prison in World War II, has died at age 97, his...
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