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Like father, like son... #wwii #wwiireenactment #502ndpir

As you can tell, I was in my glory at the museum! I was as happy as a school boy on Christmas morning! #wwii #wwiireenactment #502ndpir (photo by Sara Matthews)

Another piece of history at the museum, a section of the infamous Berlin Wall which divided the city from 1961-1989 and became one of the most iconic and visible marks of the 45 year long Cold War between the West and East. #wwiireenactment #wwii #502ndpir #berlinwall (Photo by Sara Matthews)

A knee of faith...#wwii #wwiireenactment #502ndpir

Nothing like MPs to ruin the fun! #wwii #wwiireenactment #502ndpir

Well, um...my captain apparently captured Field Marshall Erwin Rommel? #wwii #wwiireenactment #502ndpir

Well the Collings Foundation is now over and I got a lot of photos left over from the event... #wwii #wwiireenactment #502ndpir

Paratroopers of the 1st Canadian Parachute battalion riding on board a Churchill tank in Greven, Germany, April 5th, 1945. On the Tank are Privates E. D. Aziz, P. G. Mulroy, Sergeant G. H. Jickels, Privates L. O. Fuson, J. Humeniuk, G. M. Brown, R. H. Carlton.
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Lieutenant John Reeder of Regimental HQ (Headquarters), 506th PIR (Parachute Infantry Regiment), 101st Airborne Division, stands next to the sign for St. Come du Mont, Normandy, France, June 8th-12th, 1944. This was taken just steps away from "Dead Man's Corner", the famous corner just outside of St. Come du Mont where a M5 Stuart Tank was knocked out and its killed commander was visible hanging out of the turret, hence its name. It was used as a reference point among paratroopers and is now a very large and impressive museum full of tons of different artifacts from D-Day. Lt. Reeder served in communications with Regimental Headquarters. He was seriously wounded in "The Island" (as seen in Band of Brothers), October, 1944. He is wearing the famous M42 Jumpsuit, M1-C paratrooper helmet, jump boots, and has a scarf made out of his parachute silk. On his harness is his holster for a M1911 Pistol, medical pouch, luminous disc, and on the very right a map case. It was quite common for American paratroopers to cut away pieces of their camouflaged (on D-Day 70% were camoflauge) or white parachute and wear it. It became a tradition among paratroopers and a sign of their status. I have a piece of parachute from either the 502nd or 377th PFAB found in a barn in Ravenoville. More on that later today! Hope you enjoyed this post, be sure to tag a friend who would enjoy it. #ww2 #wwii #worldwar2 #stcomedumont #deadmanscorner #normandy #france #normandie #netherlands #101stairborne #502ndpir #506thpir #TheWW2Memoirs #screamingeagles #dday #history #explore #news

1st lieutenant Thomas Meehan was called in to replace Captain Sobel as the Company commander of Easy Company 506th not long before they departed England to jump into Normandy on D-Day. On the plane before takeoff, Lt Meehan penned a quick note to his wife, then handed it out the door, to a friend who promised it would be delivered. The note said:
Dearest Anne:
In a few hours I'm going to take the best company of men in the world into France. We'll give the bastards hell. Strangely, I'm not particularly scared. But in my heart is a terrific longing to hold you in my arms. I love you Sweetheart-forever. Your Tom.
Sadly, Thomas Meehans plane crashed in flames that night in Normandy, there were no survivors.
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This year at D-Day Conneaut. SSgt Kulscar and Baker Company are some bad mothers. Photo by "HowdyLuke" Sharrett
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OIF Grouping I acquired today. Veteran served with the 502nd and 506th. Great challenge coins and captured flags #OIF #506thpir #502ndpir #iraqifreedom #challengecoin #iraq #101stairborne #curahee

A repost from when @too_straight__edge_for_you_ sent in this pic of his Grandfather, Private First Class Mitchell Morris who served in A Company 507th PIR, 82nd Airborne Division from 1941-45. He served in Europe from 42-45. The second pic is of his tattoo of the same picture of his grandfather. Love it.
Thanks so much for sending this in @too_straight__edge_for_you_
If you have a pic of your relative who served in a WW2 Airborne unit, DM me so I can post it for you.
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Medical troops of the 326th Airborne Medical Company gathered around a Jeep carrying a wounded soldier talking to locals outside Carentan Church, 15 or 16 June 1944. Their unit marking can be seen above the rear wheel of the Jeep.
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The pics from @ddayohio1944 keep rolling in. Found these gems among a plethora of others. This is one of the reasons why I like to do reenactment - the great photos. 😁The biggest reason, though, is because it is first and foremost a tribute to, and a remembrance of, the greatest generation and their undying sacrifice to freedom and the human spirit.
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