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Paratrooper

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A photo of James Glenn Hensley
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James Glenn Hensley
Died: Aug 12, 1995
A photo of Ralph Baverstock (grandad) and his pals: 6 men of the 2nd Battalion The Parachute Regiment. Bottom right is my grandfather Ralph Baverstock, bottom left is his friend Harry Marshall. Top right is believed to be Ernie Askew but unsure.After five years of research, the three other chaps are still unknown. Shortly after this photo was taken the 2nd Battalion these 6 men carried out their first jump into battle on the 29th November 1942 at Deppiene in Tunisia. Both my grandfather and Harry went on to fight in Sicily, Italy and Holland but nothing is known of the other and what happen to them, something I would dearly like to find out. The guys are all very the Army Air Corps badge on their berets in this photo as the no familiar winged badge didn't come into use until early 1943
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A photo of Calvin E Nolt
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Calvin E Nolt
Oct 15, 1951 - May 1, 1970
Thomas Alan Ramage, about 1954, in the US Army
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Thomas Alan Ramage
Born: Feb 28, 1934
PFC Wallace Dale McClurg, served in the 509th Parachute Battalion WW II
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Pfc Wallace Dale McClurg
Apr 22, 1924 - Nov 12, 2001
This is a photo of my father. He was in WWII as a paratrooper. He passed away in 1965 and is at the Baltimore National Cemetery in Baltimore, Maryland.
My Daddy, Hiram Thomas Epps,on the left, who as a member of the 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment,the Red Devils regiment, attached to the 82nd Airborne Division, jumped behind the German lines in France on D-Day, June 6, 1944. He fought in Holland,and Belgium, and all the way to Germany and stood on the Honor Guard for Gen. Dwight Eisenhower, the Allied Supreme Commander in Frankfurt, Germany, and of course he fought in the Battle of the Bulge, where he had frostbite feet. He was and is my Hero, one of the great generation of freedom-defending Americans who are dying every day. God Bless them all!! The fellow in civilian clothes was my uncle by marriage, James Alfred Hammond who later served in the Navy in WWII. I was a U.S. Marine in 5th Comm. Bn, III MAF, DaNang, S.Vietnam in 1970. Semper Fi, do or die, Marines.
This is a Photo of Nicole Rouchon,nee, Caire. Nick Vernon is the man on whos lap she is sitting. Nick was an American soldier (paratrooper)stationed at the U.S. Army Calas Stageing area near her home indicated above. His name was Nick Vernon. Her mother, Augusta Marie Caire is seated to the far right. Sheworked for him while he was stationed near her home. Nicole's older brother and sister are in the middle. Nick stayed for 3 to 5 years. In 1948 or 1949 there was commemoration of the U.S toops arrival at Les Millesand. Nicole's memory is that he took part in it. It is not known when he left France. Nicole is attempting to find him or determine if he is still alive. She is in hope that if he is still alive, he willl contact her. Perhaps a family member will awre of this situation and contact Nicole. She would be forever greatful.
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Nicole Caire
Born: 1946
This is a Photo of the natural father of Nicole Rouchon,nee,Caire. Nick Vernon was an American soldier (paratrooper)stationed at the U.S. Army Calas Stageing area near her home indicated above. His name was Nick Vernon. Her mother, Augusta Marie Caire worked for him while he was stationed there. He stayed for 3 to 5 years. In 1948 or 1949 there was commemoration of the U.S toops arrival at Les Millesand Nicole's memory is that he took part in it. It is not known when he left France. Nicole is attempting to find him or determine if he is still alive. She is in hope that if he is still alive, he willl contact her. Perhaps a family member will awre of this situation and contact Nicole. She would be forever greatful.
Daniel Wesley Tatum of Autauga and Montgomery Counties, Alabama. Dan served in WWII in the 502nd Paratrooper Infantry Division, 101st Airborne. He jumped in the Normandy Invasion, where he was injured and returned to the states after a hospital stay in London. Daniel was the son of James Louis and Sarah Ella Parsons Tatum of Autauga County, AL.
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Daniel Wesley Tatum
Feb 10, 1920 - November 1982
Douglas L Meinzer of Philadelphia, PA - a parachuter in WWII - he also served in the Merchant Marines
Edward James Dolan b 4/23/21 d 4/18/00 served as paratrooper in WWII. Anyone serve with him? Know about his medal of honors?
Found this in my motherinlaws papers, Not sure if its her side of the family Gettis from Saskachehuan Canada or if it's her husband, Dolan's from Carteret, New Jersey
Pvt. Jordan Rex, great grandson of James Marcus Mulks and Virginia Beam, son of Mark Rex and Lynne Stamm graduation photo from BCT, Ft. Leonard Wood, MO
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Jordan P Rex
Born: Jan 1
PFC Jordan Rex, great grandson of James Marcus Mulks and Virginia Beam, son of Mark Rex and Lynne Stamm, posing while on duty in Iraq
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Jordan P Rex
Born: Jan 1
Brother, Blake Eugene Johnson and mother, Eura Estelle Sproles Johnson pose with Donnie Ray Johnson about 1953.
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Blake E Johnson
Born: Jun 28, 1935
Standing tall and proud is Donnie Ray Johnson third from left. 598th Engineer Company, 508th Airbourne Regimental Combat Team, Fort Benning, Georgia.
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Donnie R Johnson
Jun 10, 1930 - May 7, 2008
Naples, FL
Donnie Ray Johnson is down front first from left.
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Donnie R Johnson
Jun 10, 1930 - May 7, 2008
Naples, FL
Unknown Paratroopers. Donnie Ray Johnson states, "I'm in there somewhere." 598th Engineer Company, 508th Airborne Regimental Combat Team, Fort Benning, Georgia.
598th Engineer Company, 508th Airbourne Regimental Combat Team, Fort Benning, Georgia.
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Donnie R Johnson
Jun 10, 1930 - May 7, 2008
Naples, FL
Samuel Lee and Nora Edna Mason-Doyle. Grandson of Samuel Lafayette and Martha Francis Hughes-Doyle. Husband of Mary Jane Bayer-Doyle. Father of Paula Ellen Lee Doyle-Bicket, Linda Alene Doyle and Samuel Joseph Doyle. Paul was SSGT in the United States Army during WWII. He was a paratrooper. He made 32 jumps behind enemy line. Was at Imo Jima when the Marines raised the flag
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Paul Emery Doyle
Born: Aug 25, 1924
Airborne Trooper, PFC Louis G. Schreiner, Co."C" 1/503rd Airborne Battle group, 82nd Airborne Division, in 1960.
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Louis G. Schreiner
Born: Feb 8, 1942
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