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Will have to definitely watch that, will be like going back 25 years when studying regimental history for promotion board.
Met an old guy maybe 6 years ago with an 82nd hat, asked what regiment he was with as grandpa jumped Normandy with 508.

He was a pathfinder with 504, the pathfinders were pulled from the regiment in Italy to jump Normandy. He had 4 arrowhead pins on his wallet, doubt there's anyone with more. Assume he's passed now but that was a great 15 minute talk.
 
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Met an old guy maybe 6 years ago with an 82nd hat, asked what regiment he was with as grandpa jumped Normandy with 508.

He was a pathfinder with 504, the pathfinders were pulled from the regiment in Italy to jump Normandy. He had 4 arrowhead pins on his wallet, doubt there's anyone with more. Assume he's passed now but that was a great 15 minute talk.
The first day I got to Bragg, called my grandfather from a payphone in front JFK Special Warfare Museum. I was describing smoke bomb hill to him, he walked the same streets some 40+ years prior. Must have spent $20 on my calling card with him that day (a lot of money for an E-1 back then). Then went to general Jackson's and got him a pair of Silver Wings to replace one's stolen while he was in Korea. Some of the best times I had at Bragg were during All-American week. The old-timers would come in and to get and talk with them was priceless.
 

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