In continuing story of my Dad’s Korea War 82nd Airborne experience here is an ad I found in a large envelope where he kept clippings from his time in the 508th. After doing a little searching I found this was published in Modern Mechanix magazine.
The original is yellowed, badly wrinkled, and the bottom corner torn. Since my dad graduated from Ft. Benning in June 151 I can only think he saw this ad and was proud of being part of the finest fighting outfit in the world.
“The Mark of A Man!”
The paratrooper’s wings of the U.S. Army Airborne are the mark of a man! Those who wear this distinctive insignia belong to the finest fighting outfit in the world.”
- Honoring My Dad, the Paratrooper (ndjmom.wordpress.com)
- Fort Bragg paratroopers participate in D-Day anniversary in France (waronterrornews.typepad.com)