WWII heroes who served in elite unit pass away hours apart on same day.

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Fox News reports
Two World War II veterans heralded for their service in an elite commando unit reportedly died just 12 hours apart on Sunday.

Mark Radcliffe, 94, and Joe Glass, 92, who both lived in Montana, were the last surviving members of the First Special Service Force, or FSSF, a legendary commando unit consisting of American and Canadian soldiers that captured more than 27,000 enemy prisoners during the war, the Helena Independent Record reported.

In 1942, Radcliffe and Glass were both selected for the Plough Project, described as a “suicide mission,” and began training at Helena’s Fort Harrison. The First Special Service Force (FSSF) was an elite commando unit combining American and Canadian soldiers.

Helena Independent Record reports

In 1942, Radcliffe and Glass were both selected for the Plough Project, described as a “suicide mission,” and began training at Helena’s Fort Harrison. The First Special Service Force (FSSF) was an elite commando unit combining American and Canadian soldiers.

“Mark and Joe were two of the original members of the First Special Service Force, and it’s appropriate that they were the last two survivors in the state,” said FSSF aficionado Bill Woon, whose father was also a member of the elite unit. “It’s also appropriate that they were an American and a Canadian.”


 

  • Wayne

    Kind of a repetitive article but interesting.