Team 5 Foundation is proud to announce that Albert Mampre will be visiting cocktail hour on January 20th from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM. All guests of the event will have the opportunity to meet him.
About Albert L. Mampre
Albert Mampre was born in Oak Park, Illinois. He went to Ohio Northern University in Ohio initially studying for the ministry, then Hardin Simmons in Texas, during which time he enlisted in Texas and volunteered to be an Army paratrooper at the beginning of WWII.
Originally Albert Mampre was assigned to Company "E", the original Band of Brothers as depicted in the HBO television series based on the book by Stephen Ambrose, 2nd Battalion, 506 Regiment of the 101st Airborne. He became a medic when the medical detachment was formed, and followed by becoming the Staff Sergeant in charge of the 2nd Battalion Medics.
He jumped into Holland 9/17/1944 as part of Operation Market Garden, was wounded and went to heal. Albert returned to the war in Bastogne for the Battle of the Bulge in the Hurtgen Forest, and moved with the 101st Airborne all the way to Berchtesgaden, and the Eagle's Nest. He received two Purple Hearts with Oak Leaf Cluster, a Bronze Star, a good conduct medal, combat medic badge, and a number of regimental unit citations.
Operation Market Garden-Holland: SSgt Mampre was wounded twice in the leg while going to the rescue in an open field of 1Lt Robert Brewer who was shot through the neck by a German sniper. Al remained with the Lt. providing medical treatment to his serious wound. During the whole time the sniper continued to shoot at both SSgt Mampre and Lt. Brewer. Eventually the sniper was neutralized and both Brewer and Mampre survived.
Following the war, he came home to marry his sweetheart, Virginia, and return to his collegiate studies at UCLA and graduated from Pepperdine University with majors in Psychology and Sociology. He and his wife, Virginia, traveled in Europe for three and a half months before he returned to school. He attended graduate school at the University of Chicago in Psychology and Cultural Anthropology. He and his wife started a family raising three daughters.
He was then involved in a research project in management, morale and cooperation at the original McCormick Works of International Harvester. That plant closed and he moved to the Melrose Park Plant in the construction equipment division of IH which became Navistar. Albert became Training Director and also handled Public Relations at each operation. His responsibilities included management development, testing, evaluation, recruiting and more. Also, Albert had a private practice in psychology.
He has chaired boards and civic activities over the years. His interests include St. Luke's Episcopal Church in Evanston, Illinois and non-fiction reading. He travels on behalf of veterans, and is a public speaker. Albert participates in fundraising for veterans, police officers, the World War II Foundation in leadership development, the Wounded Warriors Project and the Honor the Fallen non-profit organization.