Freedom Fighters: Percy Werner - - Tyler, Longview, Jacksonville |ETX News

Freedom Fighters: Percy Werner

By Joan Hallmark - bio | email

TYLER, TX (KLTV) - Percy Werner arrived in France in July of 1944, less than a month after D-day. Werner's first job was to clear the roads of mines so our troops could advance. Because of the nature of their job, Werner and his fellow combat engineers often found themselves in "no man's land" caught between German and Allied forces.

Werner was released from the Army in December of 1945. A native of Tyler, he returned to Tyler where he had trained, and most importantly, had met his wife Ruth. Ruth and Percy Werner still live in the house they purchased soon after his return. They have been married 65 years.

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