My Dad, Lt. John J. Breunig,

A FIGHTER PILOT IN THE  U.S. ARMY AIR CORP

FLYING THE FAMOUS P-51 MUSTANG FIGHTER 

DURING World War II. 

HE WAS SEVERELY INJURED PARACHUTING INTO HOLLAND AND LATER RESCUED AFTER HIS 

P51 MUSTANG fighter plane was shot down over Nijmegen Holland near the German border.

HIS MISSION WAS CALLED

"OPERATION MARKET GARDEN", the largest airborne invasion in U.S. history to capture the German bridges to help end the war. 

 

THE CODE NAME "MARKET GARDEN" FOR THIS MISSION WAS USED SINCE IT WAS A COMMON NAME FOR ROAD SIDE GARDEN STANDS IN EUROPE CONNECTING THE NAME TO OUR OWN COUNTRY STORE IN LAKE HOPATCONG TODAY 

 

In his honor and those that fought and died in that   campaign we named our country store 

  JERSEY GIRL       

Operation Market Garden  

For more information regarding Operation Market Garden please stop by the store