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My father passed away in 1961 when I was 3 y/o in an VA hospital in Indy from a staph infection post lower back surgery. My brother and I are still sifting through the facts/fiction?! After a year stateside Sept 42-Sept-43(no known unit) he was shipped to North Africa as an MP and after 3 months he was sent to Foggia Italy Nov-43 to Aug-44. What SSI would '1178th MP Co. Aviation' have worn? 5th Army or 15th AAF? The only unit desination on his WD AGO 53-55 are for being wounded twice while with the 517th PRCT in Belgium and that he was with the 513th PIR 17th Airborne Div when he was discharged in Sept-45.

 

 

Thx and God Speed!

Sgt (ret) Dan Perry, Hvy SP FA, Ordnance/Turret Mech 45D-2, M110A2 8' 203 mm Cold Steel On Target!

Son of a 517th Parachute Regimental Combat Team Paratrooper!

In memorial of my Father, Cpl Floyd R. Perry, served Sept 42-Sept 45, MP, Infantryman, Hvy Mortar Crewman, Paratrooper!

Purple Heart w/1 oak leaf cluster; Bronze Star with/V device; EAME w/1 Silver Star, 1 Bronze Star, 2 Parachute Invasion Arrowheads; Good Conduct; Occupation Germany Medal; American Campaign Medal; WW II Victory Medal; Combat Infantrman Badge earned in Southern France; Paratrooper Wings w/ 2 Bronze Stars; Presidential Distinguished Unit Citation w/1 oak leaf Cluster, French Croix De Guerre w/Silver Gilt Star; Belgian Croix De Guerre; Belgian Fouragere; www.517prct.org www.wwiiadt.org

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Doubt he would have worn the 5th Army, apart from the 15th AF patch he could of wore this one too while at the Foggia Air Field, the standard Air Corps shoulder patch.

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Interesting how he wound up in a Parachute Infantry Regiment, was he previously Jump Qualified? you could not be a Leg and assigned to a Parachute Inf Regt as a replacement, that's the understanding, a Glider Infantry Regiment, yes, but a parachute unit, hmmm, havn't heard either of Divisions on the continent running a Jump Course for prospective replacments for their Parachute Infantry, Artillery units.

 

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He went through jump training in Rome and was assigned to 517 PRCT that jumped into S. France in Operation Dragoon and earned Airborne Invasion Airowhead on his ETO Ribbon w/6 Campaign Stars 2 PH citation while in BelgIum and trans to 513 PIR 17 Airborne Div for Operation Varsity for 2nd Star on his Basic Airborne Qualification Wings!

Thx and God Speed!

Sgt (ret) Dan Perry, Hvy SP FA, Ordnance/Turret Mech 45D-2, M110A2 8' 203 mm Cold Steel On Target!

Son of a 517th Parachute Regimental Combat Team Paratrooper!

In memorial of my Father, Cpl Floyd R. Perry, served Sept 42-Sept 45, MP, Infantryman, Hvy Mortar Crewman, Paratrooper!

Purple Heart w/1 oak leaf cluster; Bronze Star with/V device; EAME w/1 Silver Star, 1 Bronze Star, 2 Parachute Invasion Arrowheads; Good Conduct; Occupation Germany Medal; American Campaign Medal; WW II Victory Medal; Combat Infantrman Badge earned in Southern France; Paratrooper Wings w/ 2 Bronze Stars; Presidential Distinguished Unit Citation w/1 oak leaf Cluster, French Croix De Guerre w/Silver Gilt Star; Belgian Croix De Guerre; Belgian Fouragere; www.517prct.org www.wwiiadt.org

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He went through jump training in Rome and was assigned to 517 PRCT that jumped into S. France in Operation Dragoon and earned Airborne Invasion Airowhead on his ETO Ribbon w/6 Campaign Stars 2 PH citation while in BelgIum and trans to 513 PIR 17 Airborne Div for Operation Varsity for 2nd Star on his Basic Airborne Qualification Wings!

Thx and God Speed!

Sgt (ret) Dan Perry, Hvy SP FA, Ordnance/Turret Mech 45D-2, M110A2 8' 203 mm Cold Steel On Target!

Son of a 517th Parachute Regimental Combat Team Paratrooper!

In memorial of my Father, Cpl Floyd R. Perry, served Sept 42-Sept 45, MP, Infantryman, Hvy Mortar Crewman, Paratrooper!

Purple Heart w/1 oak leaf cluster; Bronze Star with/V device; EAME w/1 Silver Star, 1 Bronze Star, 2 Parachute Invasion Arrowheads; Good Conduct; Occupation Germany Medal; American Campaign Medal; WW II Victory Medal; Combat Infantrman Badge earned in Southern France; Paratrooper Wings w/ 2 Bronze Stars; Presidential Distinguished Unit Citation w/1 oak leaf Cluster, French Croix De Guerre w/Silver Gilt Star; Belgian Croix De Guerre; Belgian Fouragere; www.517prct.org www.wwiiadt.org

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