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Jordan survived D-Day invasion
On a day when our nation gives pause to remember the sacrifices of our veterans this Saturday on Veterans Day, 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 to his honorable discharged 28 months later on Oct. 14, 1945.Jordan was assigned to Company M, 115th Regiment, 29th Infantry Division, a heavy weapons company, and sent to Bondman Camp in southeast England.