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JACK T. SHANNON
 
State of Iowa WWII Veterans Bonus application filed by Jack Shannon in 1949.  He received $500 as a result.

(courtesy Jim Herring)
Grave marker for Jack Thomas Shannon (Col., Ret.) in Section J of the Fairview Cemetery, Council Bluffs (Pottawattamie county), Iowa,

Major Shannon was announced as the Regimental Plans and Training officer (S-3) on 1 August 1943 and was relieved of the duty three weeks later.  Such cycling of officers through various staff duties was common as skills were strengthened and broadened.

He left the 508th in the Spring of 1944 to lead a three man inter-Allied Office of Strategic Services (OSS) team, codenamed “ Bergamot”, which would later jump behind enemy lines in France in July 1944 and remain on the round until September.

His career apparently continued in Special Forces and he retired as a full Colonel.

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