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17th AIRBORNE MONUMET WESEL, GERMANY


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This was sent to me by a former member of the 194th GIR, 17th ABN. I believe that it is part of the "Airborne Walk" at Benning.

 

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I also received an e-mail telling about the monument, including photos.

Great to see that a monument has been dedicated to this often forgotten important operation of WWII!

Interested in the 17th Airborne Division & 8th Armored Division!

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BEAST,

 

Thanks much for posting this. That's a handsome memorial tribute.

 

My Uncle made that jump with BTRY B, 466th PFAB.

 

Regards,

Don.

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