Thursday, February 18, 2010

One of those amazing stories

Sometimes, truth really is stranger than fiction. Take the story of Joseph R. Beyrle, who jumped into Normandy with the 101st Airborne, and wound up fighting with the Soviets less than a year later.

And to top it off, his son is now the US ambassador to Russia.

An exhibit on Beyrle's life has now opened in a museum in St. Petersburg, and will move to Moscow in May. It is called, "Joseph R. Beyrle--a Hero of Two Nations," but his son said that his father maintained that the real heroes were the ones who never came back from the war.

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