82nd Airborne Past and Present
Photo Credit: Sgt. 1st Class John Gonzalez
Soldiers with the 82nd Airborne Soldiers pose with Second World War veteran Julius Eisner, a pathfinder with "D" Company, 2nd Battalion, 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment, a part of the 82nd Airborne Division. He was one of the first paratroopers on the ground on D-Day and jumped in around 1:21 am, June 6, 1944, Drop Zone "Oscar", near St. Mere Eglise, approximately 30 minutes before the main assault body. This particular regiment was one of the few who actually landed where they were supposed to land. "
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