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Dad jumped around a bit during the war. OCS, Army Air Corps, and ending up in the 13thAirborne. I joke now that he was like Forest Gump, he was everywhere.
This is my Dad

Dad gave me his jump jacket and pants around 1985. I never knew they existed, even after all the snooping around i did in his stuff over the years.

I don't know if this is Dad being dragged or one of his buddies.

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I love these kind of posts. Thank you for sharing these.

MSGT William Gould, 8th Weather Squadron, USAAF WWII
MAJ Abner J. Barnett, 329th Infantry Regiment, 83rd Division, USA Medical Corps WWI, WWII
T 5 A. Curtis Dufield, 147th Armored Signal Company, 7th Armored Division WWII

CAPT Thomas F. Hooper, 120th Infantry Regiment, 30th Infantry Division, WWII
"And then we all got invited to World War II and everybody's life changed." (Jean Kelly Barnett Gould 1922-2009 (My mom))
For I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, therewith to be content. (Phil. 4:11b)
"That outfit was so bad that the CHAPLAIN went over the hill with a couple of guys." William Bryson Gould 1920-2012 )(My dad))

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Very nice photos!! Thanks for sharing!

 

I love all of them but that one of the C-47's sure says more than a thousand words.. ;)

Looking for items named to PFC John Surin (WWII-Army) or Anton Freitag (WWII-Navy).


Focus: WWII Helmets and Army Infantry Field Gear



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Dad was a rigger and often bragged that with all the parachutes he packed, there was never even one complaint.

 

I had to chuckle when I read this. That "never had a complaint" is also an old parachute rigger joke along with "if you parachute don't open bring it back to me for a replacement free of charge".

 

Here is a page on Parachute Riggers that I put together years ago for the Quartermaster Museum. Before 1951 all parachute riggers were trained by the Infantry School, after that date the Quartermaster School trained them:

 

http://www.qmfound.com/aerial_delivery.htm

Kevin

 

My book, "Desert Uniforms, Patches, and Insignia of the US Armed Forces" is available on Amazon and other booksellers World-wide: www.amazon.com/Desert-Uniforms-Patches-Insignia-Forces/dp/0764352067

 

Check out our Facebook group on the book and all things Desert Uniform related: http://www.facebook.com/groups/DesertUniform

 

Always looking for:

- Saudi camel tongue rank fobs - DCU Uniforms & Patches - AAFES Pogs - Parachute Rigger Badges - Berlin Brigade Items - Pershing Rifles Items - East German Para Items-



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Great site Kevin ! I've bookmarked the site for future reference. Have you ever wondered what it,s like growing up hearing Blood Upon The Risers over and over again. It may have seriously affected me :lol:

 

 

No, but ask my kids :lol: And he ain't gonna jump no more!

Kevin

 

My book, "Desert Uniforms, Patches, and Insignia of the US Armed Forces" is available on Amazon and other booksellers World-wide: www.amazon.com/Desert-Uniforms-Patches-Insignia-Forces/dp/0764352067

 

Check out our Facebook group on the book and all things Desert Uniform related: http://www.facebook.com/groups/DesertUniform

 

Always looking for:

- Saudi camel tongue rank fobs - DCU Uniforms & Patches - AAFES Pogs - Parachute Rigger Badges - Berlin Brigade Items - Pershing Rifles Items - East German Para Items-



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Here is Dad's sweetheart back home.

Mom

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This is my dad"s brother Paul Sullivan

He dropped out in the 9th grade to enlist.

He once told me that he was 17 years old, in Shanghai and second in command on his ship.

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This is my Grandmother writing a letter to one of her 3 sons during the war.

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Dad was offered an immediate furlough to train as a paratrooper, after completing his aircrew training.

I guess any chance to go home outweighed any risks. The Western Union telegram asks my grandmother for $100. The receipt is also shown. I ponder now how much money that was at the time.

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Dad was a rigger and often bragged that with all the parachutes he packed, there was never even one complaint.

Indeed, something to brag about!

-Brig
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"FOR OUR TOMORROWS, THEY GAVE THEIR TODAYS"
RIP
Sgt Jesse 'Jeff Nasty' Balthaser
Sgt John P Huling
Cpl Carlos 'Gilo Monster' Gilorozco
Cpl Stephen C 'Socks' Sockalosky
LCpl Joshua A 'Scottie' Scott
LCpl Jason Lee 'Birdman' Frye
LCpl Nicolas B Morrison
LCpl Jon T Hicks
LCpl Osbrany 'Oz' Montes De Oca
Pvt Lewis T D Calapini
'The SOI 5'

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It looks like the Nibelungen Tower at the end of the Rhein River bridge at Worms, Germany.

I think you have it. It looks like remnants of the bridge in the water.

 

Thank you

 

Very Nice Photos of your Dad's Military Service ;)

and Thanks for Sharing them with us Very Interesting.

 

My pleasure

 

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