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Last Name:Montgomery
First Name:Harry
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Home State:New York
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Year or Date born:1914
Year or Date died:03/03/1945
Branch of service:Army
Location(s) served:Italy
Where buried?:Florence American Cemetery
What did you learn with this action?:I learned that Harry Montgomery was a Chaplin-Captain for the 87th Infantry Regiment, 10th Mountain Division. Montgomery was killed while in action by a booby trap in northern Italy on March 3, 1945. He was survived by Mrs. Elise Montgomery and one son, three-year-old Arthur William. He had an extensive educational background and experience within the Lutheran church. He fulfilled his education at Wagner College and Luther Theological Seminary, then serving at the Central Lutheran Church and then became the associate pastor of the Trinity Lutheran Church. Montgomery was awarded the Bronze Star and the Purple Heart for his heroic actions. Montgomery must’ve had a powerful influence within the Lutheran community because there is now the Harry Montgomery Memorial Chapel in his honor.
What inspired you about this individual to do something in your life to make a difference?:I am inspired by the heroic acts of not only Harry Montgomery, but all the men and women who continuously risk their lives in service for our safety and well-being. The bravery that these men and women continuously exude inspires me to live my life in a similar manner. The sacrifices that they make helps me to remember that the minuscule problems in my life are nothing compared to all that they had to deal with before their life was tragically taken. I am inspired by the courageous acts of these men and women and I would hope that if I was faced with the same situation that I would display the same bravery as they did.
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