They Are Only Gone If They Are Forgotten

A Story of one of the Original Companies with the 82nd Airborne Division, 505th Combat Team, Third Battalion, Headquarters Company

Steven Zaley
eISBN-13: 9780692333846

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A true and unbelievable story about an original company of paratroopers with the 82nd Airborne Division's, 505th Combat Team, Headquarters Company, Third Battalion from inception in 1942 to demobilization of high time combat forces at the end of World War II. The book follows the original company of 122 men through parachute training and how the 82nd Airborne Division became the first division of paratroopers sent overseas to North Africa. Their first parachute mission was the invasion of Sicily , then Italy, Normandy France, Holland and the long push across Central Europe into Germany at the end of the war. The men count heads to try to come up with a number of who is left of the original 122 as they go through disarmament and the long journey stateside back into civilian life. The book totals 643 standard size pages, 320 pages of text and hundreds of pictures, general orders, after-action reports, combat newspaper articles that places the reader in the era of World War II. WARNING PARENTAL ADVISORY Due to the extreme conditions that take place in stateside training and in combat a parent should read and review the book in its entirety before allowing a minor to read the material........

Sold By Steven Zaley
ISBNs 9780692333846
Publish Year 2014
Language English
Number of Pages 620