ON WAY HOME
Pfc Jack O. Fisher is
believed to be on his way home after serving with the Army paratroops in
France, Belgium and Germany. His wife, Leona, has received a letter
from him telling her not to write as he was moving nearer the United States.
Pfc Fisher also said his company had been designated to serve as
palace guards for General Eisenhower. Fisher was wounded in Belgium on
Jan. 4 and was awarded the Purple Heart. He has been overseas 14
Mrs. Fisher and their son reside with her parents, Mr. and Mrs.
Homer Runyon, 1444 California street.
[The Columbus Herald, Columbus, IN, Jun
18, 1945, page 1]
IS GIVEN RELEASE
Jack Fisher Returns from
Europe --- Homecoming
Pfc Jack O. Fisher, 21, who
saw service in all four parachute divisions on the Western front, arrived
home unexpectedly Friday night after returning to the United States and
receiving a discharge. He reported his release today to the
Bartholomew County Selective Service office.
He is the husband of Mrs. Leona Runyon Fisher of 1444 Lafayette
avenue, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Homer Runyon.
Fisher saw his 2-year-old son, Larry Dean, for the first time since the
child was five months old. The father had written that he was to come
home from Europe but sent no further word until arriving here.
A former resident of Wichita, Kans., Fisher entered service Sept 9,
1940 in Kansas and came to Camp Atterbury in 1942 from 83rd Division.
Fort Riley, Kans. with the original cadre
of the volunteered for the paratroopers and served overseas 16 months.
He took part in the Rome-Arno, Southern France, Rhineland, Ardennes and
Central Europe campaigns.
Fisher was wounded in the right foot by mortar shell fragments Jan
4 in Belgium and was in a hospital 30 days. Originally a member o
Company C, 551sy Paratroop Infantry, he was then transferred to the 608th
and came home with the 513th.
He made a parachute jump in the Southern France invasion, coming
down about 75 miles from the Rivera.
Fisher arrived at Boston Sept 14 and was then sent to Fort
Leavenworth, Kans. where he received a discharge Sept. 23. He had 111
points and holds the ETO theatre ribbon, with five campaign stars, the
Purple Heart, Good Conduct Ribbon and American Defense Service Medal.
He is the son of Mrs.. Blanche Fisher of Wichita.
[The Columbus Herald, Columbus, IN, Oct 3, 1945, page
for Jack O. Fisher
[The Republic, Columbus, IN, Jul 22, 1966, page 1]
Funeral services were Monday
at the Reed Funeral home for Jack o. Fisher who died Thursday at his home,
2305 East Fifteenth street.
Rites were conducted by the Rev. Charles Russell with Mrs. Bohn
Burnett at the organ. Burial was at Garland Brook cemetery.
Pall bearers were Bert Runyon, Martin Lathan, James Walker, Francis
Critney, Jr., George Runyon and Sam Pery.
[courtesy of Shirley Hogue]
Grave marker for Jack O. Fisher in Garland Brook Cemetery,
Columbus (Bartholomew county), Indiana.
Jack enlisted in the Army at Wichita, KS
on 9 September 1940.
Pfc Fisher was transferred to Company G,
508th PIR on 25 February 1945 after being hospitalized for a wound suffered