The German Army signed the surrender document on May 7, 1945; however, May 8, is commemorated as VE-Day (Victory in Europe). Within those eleven months, Jack underwent some 190 days of combat. An American World War II Division was comprised of 15,000 soldiers and the 4th Division had a (not uncommon) replacement rate of two hundred percent. That equates to 30,000 casualties (Killed, Missing, and Wounded). It is a miracle that Jack survived.
We can never thank Jack and all his fellow Heroes of Freedom enough for the sacrifices they made for all of us!