Photo taken by a U.S. Army Signal Corps photographer on 26 December 1944 in Bastogne, Belgium as troops of the 101st Airborne Division watch C-47s drop supplies to them.
Ed “Doc” Pepping member of Easy Company, 101st Airborne Division during the Normandy landings.
"Let’s go," screamed Lieutenant Muir at the top of his voice, and he, along with Carter and Thomas gave the big bundle a shove. Lieutenant Muir followed it out; Carter did a quick left turn and followed him into the prop blast; Thomas did a right turn and followed Carter. I could see their static lines snap tight against the edge of the door and vibrate there with the force of the outside wind pulling on them."Go," a voice screamed in my brain! "Hurry!" Speed was the most important thing now, so we would all land as close together as possible. Everything seemed to be moving in slow motion again, but I knew that it was really happening in just fractions of seconds as I made my right turn into the door and with a left pivot leaped into dark space.
-Currahee!: A Screaming Eagle at Normandy by Donald R. Burgett
Major Richard Winters
Camp Toccoa home of Easy company
Happy birthday Donald!!
July 31, 1921
Donald Malarky and Earl McClung
His dearest friend Shifty Powers was the second.
Earl McClung is Native American. He was one of two Native American scouts for the 101st Airborne.
Happy Birthday, Wild Bill!
April 28, 1923