In honor of Fouad Simon John
WWII Army Medic
106th Infantry 27th Division
With love, from his granddaughter, Natalie J. Plumb
Fouad Simon John was born in Uniontown, Pennsylvania in 1918. His parents were Lebanese immigrants. As the youngest of seven (Fou had four sisters and two brothers) he was already eight when he first went to school.
At that age, he had only ever spoken Arabic at home. He was raised Maronite Catholic and went to St. John's High School in Uniontown. As a teenager, and through his early 20s, he worked in his father's wholesale business. He attended St. Vincent's College in Latrobe, Pennsylvania, where he studied biology. His collegiate career was interrupted when he was drafted as a medic in the army in 1941.
Special Thanks to:
St. George's Maronite Catholic Church
Sylvain Heights Cemetery
The Broadcast Folks