National Airborne Day

Pacific Paratrooper

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16 August 1940 was the first official U.S. Army parachute jump.

Everett "Smitty" Smith, 11th A/B, New Guinea Everett “Smitty” Smith, 11th A/B, New Guinea – my dad.

On 14 August 2002, President George W. Bush issued a proclamation to honor the troopers with their own commemorative day – which can be found HERE>

3 August 2009, the U.S. Senate recognized National Airborne Day with Senate Resolution 235.

HERE’S TO EACH AND EVERYONE OF YOU!!

THANK YOU !! THANK YOU !!

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From Smitty’s scrapbook_______

From Everett Smith's real scrapbook/ glider and jump training From Everett Smith’s real scrapbook/ glider and jump training

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Farewell Salutes – 

Bert Vincent Brickle – Christchurch, NZ; RNZ Army # 447652, WWII, ETO, ( Fellow blogger, Galivanta [Ann]’s cousin)

Peter Gritis – Reston, VA; US Army, LtColonel, WWII, ETO, 7th Armored Division

Pedro Hernandez – Crystal, MN; US Army, WWII & Korea, 82nd Airbornejohncmaxwell383606

Nicholas Kremer – Cascade, IA; US Army Air Force…

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