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Jordan survived as POW after D-Day invasion
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Magness Jordan spent approximately two months as a prisoner of war, from June 12 to Aug. 16, 1944.
On a day when our nation gives pause to remember the sacrifices of our veterans this Tuesday, local resident Magness Jordan has a harrowing story about his military service during World War II.Jordan was drafted in 1943, watched his fellow soldiers gunned down during the D-Day invasion, then survived two terrifying months as a prisoner of war.To tell his story, Jordan has written a memoir chronicling his part in American history. “A Soldier’s Story” recounts when he was drafted in June 1943, to his honorable discharged on Oct. 14, 1945. “I have been asked many times to write about my wartime experiences, but I hesitated to do this because I didn’t want to renew memories that I wanted to put behind me,” said Jordan.