Anton “Tony” Jacks , Veteran
USA – , WWII
Thorp, Wisconsin – 05-28-21
ABOUT THE MISSION:
Anton (Tony) F. Jacks, age 100, passed away on January 7th at the Veteran’s Home in Chippewa Falls, WI. Tony was born November 24, 1920 in rural Thorp to immigrant parents, Anton and Anna Jaks, and was raised on the family farm. On March 19, 1942 he enlisted in the US Army and served his country during WWII as a decorated Sergeant where he saw combat action in Normandy, Northern France, Ardennes (Battle of the Bulge), Rhineland, & Central Europe. In April 1945, the 6th Armored Division liberated Buchenwald Concentration Camp. Tony was awarded The Silver Star, Bronze Star, French Citation and Legion of Honour (France’s highest order of distinction) due to his ingenuity during a mission that led to no American or French casualties and saved many lives. In October 1945, Tony was honorably discharged and went to work in Chicago. On June 3rd, 1950 he married Valeria Wincek and moved to rural Thorp where they farmed and raised six children. His sense of heroic pride and honor were shown by his involvement in the American Legion Post 118 for 50+ years. Later in life, he proudly participated in the Honor Flight to Washington D.C.
PRIMARY STAGING DETAILS: 05-28-21
Staging Time: 09:30
St. Bernard Church
109 N Church St,
John “Doc” Nagel
Staging 9:30 a.m.
Mass of Christian Burial 10:30 a.m.
Escort to cemetery.
Flags & Water:
Flags will be provided
If you have large bike flags, please bring them.
Water WILL NOT be provided, please bring your own.
Submitted By: John Curran
Position: Wisconsin State Captain
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