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Celebrate the 68th Anniversary of Market-Garden


Tom Kibler

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Gordon Cullings and I spend the anniversary of his jump eating lunch and talking about some of his experiences.

 

His is still surprised anyone would care. Bud was a medic attached to C Company 1/508th. His baptism of fire was in Holland. As a Normandy replacement, he accompanied Lt. Weaver's patrol on the evening of 17 September, into the heart of Nijmegen. The patrol ambushed two truck loads of German soldiers. During the skirmish, Cullings was wounded in the knee and remained until all of the wounded were tended to and evacuated, before seeking treatment himself. For this, his "D-Day" night, he was awarded the PH and BSM.

 

He's still sharp as a tack! (And will be with me at the MAX).

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Always on the look out for quality WWII U.S. Paratrooper items: tlckkibler@msn.com

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In the center of the photograph, is Cullings. He is with the other medics of the 508th at the Regimental Aid Station in Holland.

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Always on the look out for quality WWII U.S. Paratrooper items: tlckkibler@msn.com

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Fine old gentleman....the greatest generation! :salute:

 

 

 

"We shall defend our island, whatever the cost may be. We shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender!"

 

Winston Churchill

" Life is what happens to you when you're busy making other plans."

John Winston Lennon

 

 

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