Lt. Colonel John J. Toffey

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John James Toffey, Jr.

Birthdate: (38)
Death: June 3, 1944 (38) (killed in World War II)
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Son of John James Toffey and Helen Bonner

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About Lt. Colonel John J. Toffey

A battalion and deputy regimental commander from Sicily to Rome. Son of a general, grandson of a Congressional Medal of Honor winner, Jack Toffey had commanded American troops since the first landings in North Africa. Both battle-wise and battle-weary, he was emblematic of those officers who had learned much through hard combat and whose influence on a hundred European battlefields would be both decisive and disproportionate to their numbers in the U.S. Army. “War is as Sherman says,” he wrote his wife, Helen, “and has no similarity with cinema or storybook versions.”

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Lt. Colonel John J. Toffey's Timeline

August 31, 1905
June 3, 1944
Age 38