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.