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