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Permanent assignment 11th Airborne Division Military Police Company; Fort Campbell, Kentucky from March 1953 to March 1955. I served with the 11th Airborne from 1948 - 1950 when I was assigned to the 187th A.
Winter Maneuvers with 10th Mountain Division at Camp Hale, Colorado; Operation "Flashburn" maneuvers with 82nd Airborne Division at Fort Bragg, N.
If you are interested in a copy of this citation, I would be happy to provide it. FIRST CLASS served with 7th RANGER and 82nd AIRBORNE, HAD HIS RANGER TRAINING IN GA. I would like to honor and thank all of my "Airborne Brothers" and all of those who have served past, present& future. Sgt Jerry Schultz one of the toughest Rangers I ever met. I hope everyone is still "COMBAT READY" I know I will always be!!! My Father Made me a MAN, The ARMY MADE ME AIRBORNE!!! Some of the Best Adventures A man could ever ask for. I have so manyscratches that ive been nicnamed SKRATCH. His nickname was "Hootch" King great to see a site like this keep the history alive. Qual jumper in l948 and served with 1Bn Princess Patricia's Cdb Lt Inf until wounded in Korea Nov 51..
MSgt Bottriel was my great-grandfather and according to the citation to accompany his Distinguished Flying Cross, he actually performed the first freefall parachute jump. for Bill at this email address --- happiness to you all! 2Bn 504th Airborne Infantry- 1983-1985 Served in Recon Platoon HHQ 2-504 "Scouts Out" "Airborne All The Way" Great web site. Uncle Dino was my inspiration to join the paratroops. I had the Privilege and Honor to serve with some of the finest men on the planet. Robert Niles, for showing me how to find my own ass with either hand! Nikolao, now Warrant Officer flying UH 60's, Sgt Jorge Garcia, Sgt Scott Hutchison ( Sharkey), Spec 4 Garza, Spec4 William Baxley, Doc Joe Cronin, our Combat Medic. HHC Snoopy PLT, I've been too afraid to die, but never too afraid to live. HQ&A, 782D Main Suppot Battalion, 82D Airborne Division, FT BRgg, NC. 29 jumps, 19 Scratches ( 15 of which were in te bird, ooked p and ready to jump). King 82nd Airborne Military Police Company- 50-51-52-53 & part of 1954.
I'm also trying to write a book about Plimersole Bridge..help will be appreciated I USED TO BE BILLS' WIFE--BUT NOW WE ARE THE BEST OF FRIENDS. I was a personnel specialist assigned to Service Co.,and Co. The Gablingen DZ was in plain sight right outside our windows at the Headquarters Building. I was with F, G, & Hd&Hd co's between the years of 1952-1954. I have close to 200 jumps with 10th SFGA, 11th SFGA, 7th SFGA, 1st SFGA and the 82nd.
I served with the 511th AIR, 11th Airborne Division from the period of 1/51 to 8/52, at which time I was physically disqualified due to an injury sustained in "Operation Snowfall," which took place at then Camp Drum, NY I received my wings at Ft. I'm the Great Nephew of Gerald Lathbury, he jumped with the British 6th Airbourne Regiment, he was at Plimersole Bridge in Sciliy and at Arnhem...trying to find people who served with him.... SERVED FROM 51--53--DISCHARGED WITH TWO SILVER STARS--TWO PURPLE HEARTS--ETC. Sgt Tom Hennessy my crazy Hawaiian, Chinese, Irish Sniper Buddy. I have no Idea where you guys are now, I wish you all the best. The Holiday toast at the Tribuiani household will be "To absent Comrades, God bless the Airborne, and God Bless The U. I am a Casper as a Casper i flew most of my 67 year with 2nbn 503rd as comand and control pilot for col d partain i was in the battle of june 67 when a company got hit and in november when the bn was hit i some how was put in for three dfc for just doing my job thanks for the memories Vietnam service 1969 to 1971 co. 188th Airborne Infantry Regiment and, I believe, the 187th Airborne Regimental Combat Team, 1954 to 1958. Sammons was the Personnel Officer for much of my tour, having followed Lt. I was billeted at Gablingen Kaserne except when TDY to and billeted with Co. I worked as a section chief in Regimental Personnel at Regimental Headquarters at Gablingen. I did 22 years straight on jump status--where I at least jumped once in a given year. Also served ar Cdn Joint Air Training Centre as Air Supply and Para Instr, Had the pleasure of jumping the Dak with T7 and the ll9 with T10.
I want my children to see for themselves what a GREAT outfit the 82nd Infintry really was!
Assigned to a 4.2 mortor battry in the 327th as a forward observor. p&A PLT USNS BUCKNER 16 DAYS SICK ALL THE WAYHQ RECON 502 IN 57 A TROOP 17TH CAV 59-60W FSC FROST EX JSCHOOL INST.11THJS 61 -62 A TROOP 8TH CAV COLEMAN BRKS. Campbell in 1951 and was in the Parachute Field Mainteance until 1959 and then went with back to the 101st, then to 11th in Germany and returned in 1965 to Ft.
There were lots of deaths and injuries in that "Operation Snowfall" deal at Ft. I received my wings at Benning in about April of 1950. During this training was attached to George company. A good friend during those years was Jim Troxell (B'Ham Ala.) As I reach the golden years of life I reflect back on the great days I spent being part of the Airborne Family. Benning jump school apr 1958 was given airborne museum assn card #4810 on 4/2/58 does it still exist? 24 Inf Div: From deactivation of the 11th Abn untill 1960.
Assigned to the Assault Gun Platoon, Hqs Co, 502nd. I have experiance jumps with US, THAILAND, SINGAPORE, INDONESIA, AUSTRALIA, NEW ZEALAND friendly jumps in my country on 1986. His children know very little of his experiences or unit. Don Peirce Im writing into this board, because I need your help. If you would like copies of these please email me and I will send you copies of them. after that I went home early and assigned to the 325 in late 1960. South Staffordshire Rgt (Gliders) and took part in the Arnham Drop. 17th airborne Div Would like to hear from any troopers from that era it's been a long time but I shall never forget my buddys not only from the combat but also basic training at Ft, Bragg and jump school at ft, benning Ga. Currently reside in Northern Virginia, Berlin, Germany, Northern NY State, Georgia and Rio de Janerio, Brazil. Upon returning to the states, I was assigned to Troop B 2nd 17 Cavalry at Fort Campbell, Ky. Looking for information on my Father-in-law, Fred Hermann (deceased). Jan 1956 transferred to: E Co 188th, 11th Abn Div, Ft Campbell, KY.
My father and I were in the same platoon and he made my first jump with me. Campbell, Ky 1955 then gyroed to Munich, Germany 1956 thru 1958 88th Airborne Anti Aircraft Battery 1955-1956 Heavy Mortar Battery, 503rd Airborne Infantry 1st Airborne Battle Group 1956-1958 11th Airborne Division Merely a 1981 graduate of Jump School (plus 2 additional jumps). my Dad, Raleigh "Buddy" Power (graduated jump school in 1947), served most of his 24-year career as 82nd Airborne and Special Forces (77th Special Forces in 1955 -- before the beret; then again from 1964). Please, if you got some airborne wings or emblem,embroidery send to me at my address below: No.436 B, Jalan SS9A/10, Sg Way , PJ, 47300, SELANGOR, WEST MALAYSIA spring 66 to Dec 67 1st/506th Charlie Light Inf. Im in search for my father and its very urgent to me to locate him. Also have jap flag with all the names of the people at that time with him. I decided I wanted to change jobs so I went to air condtion school after reenlisting. Ira had a unit patch that was round and a polar bear inside it. I know he surived,but it would be nice to find out a little more about what happend to the Comapny Etc. Thanking you in advance dec17 1944 germany with battry"C" 466th Pcht F. Just to name a few GENE MULLHOLLAND, JOE MENOSKY, LEW LABRIOLA, CROUSE, SHORTY JAMISON, CRP. 1965-69-Viet Nam, MACV,5th SF, MACVSOG(CCC),3rd BDE 82nd ABN. Will try to answer all Email from minds who want to know... Last time I was in touch i was based in Bahrain, retired from there last July back to the UK after many years. I have good memories of serving with the 101st AIRBORNE DIVISION and the 1st Cavalry Division. If I had to do again, I would not hesiate for one minutes. Called back to service Sep 1950 at Ft Hood, then assigned to Service Co., 187th RCT in Korea until discharged Aug 1951 at Camp Carson, CO. Have a DD 214 which shows the Korean Service Medal (Bull 21 DA 1950) and that is all. Mar 1956 "Gyroscoped" to Augsburg, Germany...still in E Co 188th, 11th Abn Div. E Co 188th becomes A Co 504th, 2nd Airborne Battle Group, 11th Abn Div. Wounded 3 times and awarded the Purple Heart along with two clusters.
101st commander General Westmoreland and his aide, Capt Honeycutt, came down to Campbell Air Field when he heard that a father/son team was jumping and they jumped with us. I've sent him your site address -- I'm sure it will bring back fond memories -- like sandpapering the brown boots so they were smooth, then dyeing them black; or sanding down his jump wings so they were smooth and shiney like a mirror. Reupped went Dallas Fort Worth Air Defense 14 months- Went 1st AVN Bridgade Viet Nam served as door gunner 336th Aslt Hel T-Birds - same 121st Aslt Hel Vikings. Does any one out there remember the TDY summer at West Point? How bout that snow storm on Division Field exercise. Looking for any connection to Frank Mac Kenney of Massachusetts. All the Informations I found out, I have listened at my Homepage. Maybe you remember one of the persons from the pictures I show at my page. I have a son who just join the army and he will be going to jump school and station at Ft. Enlisted in 58 right out of high school with friends that wanted to go airborne. because of the Berlin & Cuban crisis i was reassigned to the 504th which had returned from mainz. "Strategic Troops Ready around the Clock" Airborne SGT IZZY 1957 - 1966 airborne support company and jumper. CO 187 ARCT Korea 1947-1951 -- Both combat jumps with second platoon ENGR CO 2nd BN 187 10/20/50 Sunchon, 3/23/51 Munsan-NI 11th airborne warner k germany 55-57 hq 2th bn then by main gate, 2 bad jumps in germany , leg don't work well, got morphine from va , no money, clain still open, need picture of DZ and plowed field with stump, have laywer. wouldn't trade it for nothing , thanks Basic 11Airborne '53 , Jump School Fort Benning '53, 82nd Airborne '54-'56. 504 AIR Wire Section Looking for info on my family. Other two I'm not sure of, only that one of his' uniforms had jumpwings. Hi there, Im Trying to find info on my Stepmothers Father, Pvt. BYRANT, KERRIGAN, Sgt, DEnatali alot of my buddies never made it back they were killed when our outfit crossed over the Rhine, after the jump I walked through the fields searching out my buddies and later found out that out of 65 men in the company only 20 or so survived I was fortunate enough to have driven a wepons carrier loaded with ammo and was not with the jump. First thing I do is suss out where the next Airborne gathering is to be , it was Elvington Yorks, a brilliant bash, met up with half my old platoon that I had'nt seen in 40 years. Stay Lucky, "Pidge" I was just looking for information and found this site. All I can say is "AIRBORNE AND AIR ASSAULT" ALL THE WAY! 11th Airborne, may '44 to nov '46, Luzon, New Guinea. Would like information on his activities/whereabouts from anyone who knew him. Very interested in getting in touch with anyone who served in any of these units during those times. When the llth went to Germany he was transfered to the 82nd. If anyone remembers me or Milt Bowman, please write me at my e-mail address.
"You ain't in that Hollywood Scout Platoon anymore, you are in Alphatraz, prisoner for life, no parole." He was right. During my service i had jumps 11 times and one time HALO. I have a frist jump record and a life time member to the 82 divison sign by 82 comander and sectery of the Army. Jump School May63; Co A Spt Bn 173rd 63/64; Co A 1/187th Abn Inf,11th AAD, Ft Bng 1965; Co A 1/12th Cav(Abn), RVN'65; Co C,10th SFG, Bad Toelz'67/69; SOA Recondo,5th SFG, RVN'69/70; 82nd AG(Abn Div)'80/82; JFKCENSp War '83/'84. The years have passed but I will always remember my old Airborne buddies. June 1955 Advanced Basic Training & Jump School: A Co 505th, 82nd Abn Div, Ft Bragg, NC.
I now am a American Paratrooper Medic currently serving as a Platoon Sergeant in the 82d Airborne. Searching for Paul G, Miller we took the short together and he got the D. He has cancer in his kidney and he only has one kidney , I would like to get in contact with his Buddies so he can.