Maquette of John P. Connors by Chas Fagan
“We are what we are because of people like John Connors.”
– Malcolm McConnell
On, December 19, 1989, in Panama City, Mike Phillips noticed the size of the pack that John Connors was carrying. He asked, “How much does all that stuff weigh?” With a shrug, Connors’ replied, “About a hundred pounds, I guess.” Phillips replied, “You plan to run with that load?” Connors responded, “Try and catch me.” For that moment Connors was noted as a Measure of a Man. John’s Story …
In honor of LT JG John P. Connors
The Memorial Fund will enable us to design, install and dedicate a statue of John P. Connors on the Town Common in his hometown of Scituate, Massachusetts. Any additional funds from this effort will be donated to the John P. Connors Scholarship at Boston College High School that has been in existence for over 32 years.
“His heroic leadership saved lives and helped minimize further casualties.”