Richard D. Winters (E/HQ, 2nd BN,
506th PIR, 1942-1945) admires the 506th Regimental
This was the first time since WWII that Winters had
seen a 506th Regimental Flag. After
|(L-R): Burnice Barnum (C Co, 1st BN, 1967-1968)
Richard D. Winters (E/HQ, 2nd BN, 506th PIR, 1942-1945)
Stick Leader/Jump Organizer George Palmer [E Co (Recon), 1st BN, 1968-1969]
SFC(R) Clancy Lyall (E Co, 2nd BN, 506th PIR, 1944-1945; 1st ABG, 1956-1958)
Stick Leader/Jump Organizer Jim Nemeth (B Co, 3rd BN, 1970).
WWII Airborne Demonstration Team member ENS Gary W. Hardy,
Gary was chosen to be the WWII reenactor to jump with the
Dave Deshler [nephew of Antonio Garcia (E Co, 2nd BN, 506th PIR, 1945)] with the WWII
Currahee Vietnam veterans Gary "Flint" Purcell
(A/E Co, 3rd BN, 1967-1968); Lewis John
|These were Memorial Jumps, just a couple of
days before Airborne Day, in memory
of Currahees, both living and deceased. (L): Paul R. Miller (Surgical Medic, REGT HQ,
506th PIR, 1942-1945) carried a sign made by Dave Deshler [nephew of Antonio
Garcia (E Co, 2nd BN, 506th PIR, 1945)]. (R): Paul was the Stick Leader for the WWII
|ENS Gary W. Hardy, II [1st BN (AASLT)
506th, ROK; US Army & US Navy]
dropping with a WWII canopy missing some of its panels. Gary's gear in-
cluded an entrenching tool, Mae West, and musette bag, but no leg bag.
|ENS Gary Hardy was the first person of the
day to jump, but because his WWII
canopy parachute was not as manueverable, he landed somewhat downwind of the
target, was dragged 300 feet in a corn field, lost his entrenching tool, and had to be
trucked back to the airport.
|(L-R): Forrest Guth (E Co, 2nd BN, 506th PIR, 1942-1945); Tonia
Ethel Winters; Harriet Guth; and Richard Winters (E/HQ, 2nd BN,
506th PIR, 1942-1945). Tonia worked as a volunteer for the various jump
events, including the Jump Welcome Table.