September 22 – Happy Birthday Peter Urban

Urban2The invasion of Western Europe may have enabled the Allies to defeat Germany in WWII but it certainly brought life-altering tragedy to a young Amsterdam woman named Anna Urban. Within a matter of a few weeks, this Rug City native received notifications that her brother Lt. Vincent Dargush had been wounded in France, her twin brother Anthony Dargush had lost his life there and Peter Urban, her beloved husband of less than two-years had also been killed in action in the fighting that followed the June, 1944 D-Day invasion of Normandy.

You can read the rest of my story about this Amsterdam hero in my new book “A Year’s Worth of Amsterdam Birthdays.” To order your copy, click here.

 

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