It is with great sadness that Casemate shares the news of Jack Womer’s passing. Jack was a World War II hero, and the final original member of the “Filthy Thirteen.” Compared to other veterans of World War II, Jack Womer’s story is unique in that, unlike most of the millions of young … More Farewell to an American Hero: Jack Womer, last original member of Filthy Thirteen
Today is the 96th birthday of Jack Womer, World War II hero and Casemate author of Fighting with the Filthy Thirteen. A few weeks ago, Jack and his daughter Ellen traveled to Europe and Fighting with the Filthy Thirteen co-author Steven Devito had some incredible stories to share: Jack and Ellen began their trip by … More Happy Birthday to Jack Womer!
Two weeks ago, Jack Womer went on a trip to Normandy with his daughter Ellen. We recently heard from Stephen DeVito, Jack’s friend and co-author of Fighting with the Filthy Thirteen, who told us about some of the great moments Jack experienced during his trip: Jack was given a lot of medals and gifts, and … More Jack Womer’s Visit to Normandy
We are pleased to announce that Fighting with the Filthy Thirteen: The World War II Story of Jack Womer – Ranger and Paratrooper is now available from Casemate Publishers! In 2004 the world was first introduced to The Filthy Thirteen, a book describing the most notorious squad of fighting men in the 101st Airborne Division … More Stephen DeVito on Fighting with the Filthy Thirteen
We are always pleased to find video of one of those rare moments when World War II veterans talk about their war time experiences. Groups like The American Veteran’s Center in Arlington, VA, play a crucial role in insuring that future generations know the stories of these brave men. Here’s one such story told by … More Remembering the “Filthy Thirteen”