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2nd Battalion, 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment - Operation Husky, Sicily 1943

504th Parachute Infantry Regiment

Sicily, July 1943

The History behind the uniform

The 504th parachute Infantry Regiment is a very storied Parachute Infantry unit during the Second World War. 814 more words

M1942

Red Hat

“Red Hat”

Red hat, red hat
Salute the red and white flag
I must be beside the stars
As I adjust my chin strap

Pitch black, pitch black… 162 more words

Poetry

POLIO TO PARATROOPER

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Polio to Paratrooper Paperback – August 27, 2016

by Anne Archer Tullidge (Author), Anne Tullidge Bell (Afterword), Christian Bell (Foreword)

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Do Ho Suh's Paratroopers

Like Janine Antoni’s “Moor”, Do Ho Suh’s “Paratrooper V” uses string as a symbol of connection.  In his muscular grasp the paratrooper wrangles the hundreds of fine, red strings which connect him to thousands of signatures embroidered on a parachute.   432 more words

Education

Stories from the Family

I love writing about my family. They are crazy, quirky, and I have relatives named  Aunt Pat, Uncle Buck, and a Great-Grandpa named Cletus, need I say more. 593 more words

Family

National Airborne Day

Don’t forget to hug a paratrooper today.  It’s National Airborne Day!

I was terrified of heights as a kid and I hated that feeling.  In Boy Scouts, I forced myself to learn to repel and rock climb to get rid of the fear; but it was still there.  134 more words

History