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#26 dando1944

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Posted 23 February 2018 - 03:45 AM

Thanks Dan, that's a great picture. The 3rd Ranger from the left is Ranger "Ace" Parker who Commanded A Company, 5th Battalion Rangers on D-Day. His book "Reflections of Courage on D-Day & the Days that Followed" is an absolute must read.




I agree completely this book is superb. Written probably 35 years ago now, Parker describes his men of A Company 5th Btn, using the parachutes from dead US paratroopers as helmet covers - they did it in the hours after the battle at Maisy on June 9th 1944.


The dead paratroopers were hanging in the trees in the area after being shot as they landed.


Which accounts for why they had them for the ceremony on the 20th of June.

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Posted 23 February 2018 - 04:31 AM

Is there two threads on the same topic?

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