John Birch (missionary)
John Morrison Birch (May 8, 1918 – August 25, 1945) was an American military intelligence officer and a Baptist missionary in World War II who was shot during a confrontation with supporters of the Communist Party of China.
Some politically conservative groups in the United States consider him to be a martyr and the first victim of the Cold War. The John Birch Society, an American conservative organization formed 13 years after his death, is named in his honor. His parents joined the Society as Life Members.
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