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Fr Martin Jenco

Fr Martin Jenco

Birth
Joliet, Will County, Illinois, USA
Death 19 Jul 1996 (aged 61)
Hillside, Cook County, Illinois, USA
Burial Hillside, Cook County, Illinois, USA
Plot Section 7, Block 1, Lot 3, Grave 86
Memorial ID 11982 · View Source
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Father Martin Jenco was an ordained Roman Catholic priest in the order called "The Servants of Mary" (O.S.M.). He was an American hostage held in Beirut with others, including Terry Anderson, Rev. Ben Weir, and Thomas Sutherland. Father Jenco's 564 days in captivity, which started in 1985, are told in his book "Bound to Forgive" (Ave Maria Press, c1995). His release from captivity, along with many of his fellow hostages, was allegedly orchestrated by the Iran/Contra, arms-for-hostages affair.


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 30 Aug 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 11982
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Fr Martin Jenco (27 Nov 1934–19 Jul 1996), Find A Grave Memorial no. 11982, citing Queen of Heaven Catholic Cemetery, Hillside, Cook County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .