Saturday, November 14, 2009

the fighting sullivans

the fighting sullivans
Local "Those who are fighting Sullivans" is not known, but the five brothers served in three wars Bob Sullivan is not associated with "œSullivan Brothers" of World War II, the story is widely known, after all five people were killed in battle in 1942. But people always ask, especially after they learned that Sullivan and his four brothers grew up in Allegany County, served in the military during the war.
“My brother Frank was in the Army in World War II,” said Sullivan, 71, a Vietnam veteran and the youngest of the local Sullivan clan. “He got a Purple Heart and a Bronze Star. My brother Joseph was in the Navy in World War II ... My brother Andy was in the end of World War II. And John was in Korea.
Another Sullivan brothers of Waterloo, Iowa, apparently felt the same way. Age 20, 23, 24, 26, 27, all of them January 3, 1942, with one condition - that work together, regardless of fleet policy of brothers and sisters separated.

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