Saturday, July 17, 2010
TOMBSTONE OF VINCENT GEBARDI ALIAS "MACHINE GUN" JACK MCGURN - Mount Carmel Cemetery, Hillside, Cook County, IL
"Machine Gun" Jack McGurn earned his name as a ruthless enforcer for Al Capone. Some believe that it was McGurn who was one of the gunmen of the Saint Valentine's Day Massacre on February 14, 1929 that wiped out most of George "Bugs" Moran's gang. However, there is proof that it was other assassins of the Capone outfit. Regardless, though, remnants of Moran's gang believed it was McGurn who partook in the massacre because at a few strokes after midnight of Valentine's Day, 1936, on February 15, 1936, McGurn was gunned down at a bowling alley in Chicago.