One of the Last D-Day Paratroopers
You can’t help but love this man and feel grateful for his service.

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Doug Elwell on May 28, 2018 at 8:25 PM said:

In 1967-68, I was stationed at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, undergoing training at the JFK Special Warfare Center. The 82nd Airborne Division was headquartered just down the road at a place called "Cherry Hill." The "Eighty Deuce" was one of two outfits that jumped into Normandy the night before the D-Day landing. (The other was the 101st.) Those members of the 82nd who survived that combat event were awarded an orange shoulder cord to be worn with their dress uniform. I witnessed a two-star general pull over to the side of a road, get out and salute a Master Sergeant who was walking down the side of the road wearing that shoulder cord. 'Nuff said.
Vern Fotheringham on May 28, 2018 at 7:58 PM said:


Thanks for finding and sharing this wonderful story honoring our veterans on this Memorial Day.

Beautifully stated.


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