Military veteran Jack Foy recently visited Aquinas to speak to middle school students about his experiences as a soldier during World War II. Mr. Foy, an infantry machine gunman in General Patton’s 3rd Army, described in great detail what it was like for the “young men, hardly more than boys” who went off to war. He was involved in numerous battles while overseas, including the horrific Battle of the Bulge, which claimed the lives of 400,000 Americans. At the end of his presentation, Mr. Foy took questions from the audience.
It was an honor to have Mr. Foy speak so openly to students about his experiences and provide them with a first person point of view into World War II.