Richard "Red" Falvey
HHC (Communications), 2nd BN, 506th PIR
USAHEC - August 13, 2011

On August 31, 2011, Richard W. "Red" Falvey [HHC (Communications), 2nd BN,
506th PIR]
marked his 90th birthday by jumping from an airplane over the US
Army Heritage and Education Center in Middlesex Township, Pennsylvania


Falvey and Helwig
photo by US Army War College
(R): Ronald Helwig (B Co, 1st ABG, 1960-1962) represented the 506th Association at the jump,
where he presented (L): "Red" Falvey with a
Currahee Battle Flag from the 506th Association.



photos from Ronald Helwig (B Co, 1st ABG, 1960-1962)
Richard Falvey
Richard Falvey before his jump




Ranger Group LLC

"Red" Falvey and unknown WWII veteran with the Ranger Group Parachute Team and two
WWII re-enactors (L): Mike Strausner (82nd Division veteran) and (R): Tim Wagner (Marine veteran)




Falvey and Elliot

"Red" Falvey, jumping in tandem with Mike Elliot from Ranger Group LLC, lands on
the Army Heritage and Education Center grounds, after free-falling almost 14,000 feet.



26th Jump
This was "Red" Falvey's 26th jump. He made his first combat jump into Nor-
mandy on D-Day; his second combat jump was into Holland, September 1944.



Grange and Falvey
Congratulating "Red" is LTG(R) David E. Grange, Jr. (BN CO, 2nd
BN, 506th, 1967-1968 and Brigade CO, 3rd Bde, 101st Division, 1970-1971)
.
(L): Tom Corbett, Governor of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania


Additional photos are on the "Red" Falvey USAHEC Jump US Army War College FaceBook album page



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