Joseph R. Beyrle

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Birthday
25, 1923
Birthplace
Michigan
Death Date
Dec 12, 2004 (81)
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthday
25, 1923
Birthplace
Michigan
Death Date
Dec 12, 2004 (81)

About

Soldier who was nicknamed "Jumpin' Joe" and was the only man to fight for both the U.S. and the Soviet Union during WWII.

Before Fame

He was part of the 101st Airborne "Screaming Eagles" division and was captured on a mission over occupied France.

Trivia

He escaped from a prison camp and met up with a Russian tank brigade. He fought with this brigade until he was able to return to the U.S.

Family Life

He grew up in Muskegon, Michigan.

Associated With

He was honored by Soviet World War II general, Georgi Zhukov, as well as by Boris Yeltsin and Bill Clinton.