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served with some of the best guys I have ever known. I have been looking for my former 1sgt, Arthur L Campbell, SFC and James Weldon, Staff Sgt, or any members of the 98th during that time. Just a comment on the history of the military freefall parachutist.
I was stationed on Warner Kerserne Munich Germeny, duty with Svc Co 503d Abn Inf regt and Co C 502d ABG. I have some pictures of Warner Kerserne some with people in them and some without people, if you have any pictures of Warner Karserne I would like to see them with or without people, who knows I may know some of them. I was assigned to the 98th Abn FA Bn,82nd Div from late 1953 to Jan 55.
It's like First Sergeant Rutland of Alphatraz said so long ago... i am an exserviceman in army corp hq and serve in 4th regiment rangers corp (Malaysian Armed Forces). I was born at Ft Bragg in 1950 two day after the Koren war stated at the 82 Field hospital. I still play and write/record my own music and have 3 albums out on the local market. E Co.1/501 brigrade 101st 58-63 44th Ranger co.63,3rd bn.187 11th air assualt div,3rd bn 187th ABN inf,1st air cav div 63-66 509th Abn brg,8th div 68-71. 3rd inf the old guard Ranger Class #8 19 APR-22 JUN Basic Training: Spt Co 506th, 101st Abn Div, Ft Jackson, SC.
My father and I were in the same platoon and he made my first jump with me. Campbell, Ky 1955 then gyroed to Munich, Germany 1956 thru 1958 88th Airborne Anti Aircraft Battery 1955-1956 Heavy Mortar Battery, 503rd Airborne Infantry 1st Airborne Battle Group 1956-1958 11th Airborne Division Merely a 1981 graduate of Jump School (plus 2 additional jumps). my Dad, Raleigh "Buddy" Power (graduated jump school in 1947), served most of his 24-year career as 82nd Airborne and Special Forces (77th Special Forces in 1955 -- before the beret; then again from 1964). Please, if you got some airborne wings or emblem,embroidery send to me at my address below: No.436 B, Jalan SS9A/10, Sg Way , PJ, 47300, SELANGOR, WEST MALAYSIA spring 66 to Dec 67 1st/506th Charlie Light Inf. Im in search for my father and its very urgent to me to locate him. Also have jap flag with all the names of the people at that time with him. I decided I wanted to change jobs so I went to air condtion school after reenlisting. Ira had a unit patch that was round and a polar bear inside it. I know he surived,but it would be nice to find out a little more about what happend to the Comapny Etc. Thanking you in advance dec17 1944 germany with battry"C" 466th Pcht F. Just to name a few GENE MULLHOLLAND, JOE MENOSKY, LEW LABRIOLA, CROUSE, SHORTY JAMISON, CRP. 1965-69-Viet Nam, MACV,5th SF, MACVSOG(CCC),3rd BDE 82nd ABN. Will try to answer all Email from minds who want to know... Last time I was in touch i was based in Bahrain, retired from there last July back to the UK after many years. I have good memories of serving with the 101st AIRBORNE DIVISION and the 1st Cavalry Division. If I had to do again, I would not hesiate for one minutes. Called back to service Sep 1950 at Ft Hood, then assigned to Service Co., 187th RCT in Korea until discharged Aug 1951 at Camp Carson, CO. Have a DD 214 which shows the Korean Service Medal (Bull 21 DA 1950) and that is all. Mar 1956 "Gyroscoped" to Augsburg, Germany...still in E Co 188th, 11th Abn Div. E Co 188th becomes A Co 504th, 2nd Airborne Battle Group, 11th Abn Div. Wounded 3 times and awarded the Purple Heart along with two clusters. But the first jump was made by MSgt Ralph Bottriel, not "Sky High" Irvin. Followed my older brother's (Rich Neybert Love Co-187th) example and advice, "Guys who quit Jump School will be quitting things the rest of their lives." AIRBORNE-ALL THE WAY! Tribuani was a "Tanker"(Armor) in Pacific Theatre, My uncle Lambert Tribuani served with an Artillery unit in europe in WWII. Tribuani served with the 11th Airborne WWII in the Pacific theatre, and later occupied Japan. Mark Ritter, for letting us have too much fun and teaching me "If you ain't cheatin, you ain't trying", Sgt. I am trying to locate anybody who happened to be there at the same time. The first freefall parachute jump was indeed conducted in 1919 at Mc Cook field. Served with "WAR DADDY THERIAC" and other "Gung Ho" troopers. in 1950 ordered to Korea with the 187 A/B RCT Suport Co.
I am still proud to have been AIRBORNE My grandfather, "Dirty Joe", was the first sergeant of A battery 456th 82nd and A battery 463rd 82nd & 101. I am putting together a familiy history and would love any stories (good or bad) from anyone who knew him. Campbell 58 5th Corp LRRP Weildflecken Germany/Frankfurt Germany 61/62 Hello, My Dad was in the 82nd under Gavin.. I remember seeing allot of British articles my mother From Brittan) kept on the 82nd.(As she worried as the war went on) (A large scrap book)ie.."The devils with the baggy pants" We had a fire back in 70' all was lost.
I now am a American Paratrooper Medic currently serving as a Platoon Sergeant in the 82d Airborne. Searching for Paul G, Miller we took the short together and he got the D. He has cancer in his kidney and he only has one kidney , I would like to get in contact with his Buddies so he can.