Wednesday, March 28, 2012

34. Warrior Wednesday: Carl Urban O'Neill


    Carl Urban O'Neill, son of George O'Neill and Rhea Urban, was a member of the U.S. Army Air Corps in WW2. He piloted a Douglas C-47 in the European Theater of Operations.
   Urban, as he was known in the family, was one of those 1,000 cargo pilots who dropped airborne troops behind German lines on June 6, 1944, at Normandy. His unit was awarded a Presidential Unit Citation for their work in the invasion.
   Urban returned to Montrose, Colorado, after the war and became a banker.

1 comment:

  1. My Grandpa is the biggest hero in my life! I feel honored to have him as my Grandpa. What a coincidence that you posted this special warrior on my birthday! Thanks for sharing all of this special family history, it means so much.