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CENTRAL PENNSYLVANIA CHAPTER

Airborne Brothers,

 

   As you can see we have revived our chapter newsletter and intend to keep it flying so that we can bring you the latest info. Recently, our D-Day vet Ray Wallace was in Normandy for the 75th Anniversary celebration there. Ray jumped into Normandy on D-Day with the 507th PIR, which was attached to the 82nd for the invasion. He went there last year as well, but we’re sure this year was especially meaningful. Ray, we want to hear about everything when you get back.

 

   All American Week at Ft. Bragg last month was a big success. Along with the usual activities and camaraderie the parachute drop at Sicily DZ featured an impressive tactical assault and artillery live fire demonstration. The Division review with the vets got a big applause from the VIPs in the stands. This year’s upcoming National Convention in August in Washington, D.C. will have a theme

of the 75th Anniversary of D-Day and Operation Market Garden. Check the national website at 82ndairborneassociation.org

 

   Last November we succeeded in relocating  the Gen. Gavin Memorial Monument at Mt. Carmel, PA, which was Gen. Gavin’s boyhood home. After the American Legion there closed last May the local VFW agreed to accept the monument and paid half the cost of moving it. Full credit for making all of the arrangements goes to Tim Williams, our vice-chairman. Tim sprang into action as soon as we learned that the Legion had closed and did the heavy lifting to get the job done. He worked persistently to find a contractor who could do the work. The entire association owes Tim thanks for preserving this important tribute to Gen. Gavin.

 

   Troopers, our chapter still meets at the Steelton Legion as detailed at the bottom of  this website. We have a fun time and want you to join us. If you know someone else who is a member or is qualified to join, bring him too.

 

   All The Way,

   Jim Tarr, Chairman

 

 

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The 82nd Airborne Division Association is for anyone who ever served in the 82nd Airborne Division, and anyone who is currently serving on active duty on jump status; or, has ever served in any of the uniformed services on either jump or glider status and was honorably discharged. The Association was organized in England, prior to the Normandy invasion (1944). We have members who have served with the 11th, 13th, 17th, 82nd, 101st Airborne Divisions; 187th, 503rd, 508th Airborne Regimental Combat Teams; 173rd Airborne Brigade (Separate) as well as troopers from Special Forces, Airborne Rangers, Marine Corps Recon, Navy SEALS, and Air Force Special Tactics personnel. Please check us out and hook up for a meeting!!