Sgt. John “Jack” Foy recently spoke about his experience serving with Gen. George Patton’s 3rd Army in World War II during a Kiwanis Club of Greece meeting.
Foy was assigned to the Company A, 347th Infantry Regiment, 87th Infantry Division in the 3rd Army, which saw action across Europe and at the Battle of the Bulge.
Also known as the Ardennes Offensive, the Battle of the Bulge was the largest battle fought on the Western Front in Europe during WWII. It is the largest and bloodiest battle ever fought by the U.S. Army. More than 19,000 service members died in the battle that recorded approximately 90,000 American casualties from Dec. 16, 1944, to Jan. 16, 1945.
Foy is co-founder and an active member of the local Veterans of the Battle of the Bulge chapter. He is part of the board ambassadors emeritus for The Greatest Generations Foundation.
He received Bronze Star, European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign, American Defense Service and WWII Victory medals; the Conspicuous Service Cross and Combat Infantryman Badge; and a presidential citation, along with other campaign awards.