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187th GIR Shoulder Patch
(above insignia)
187th GIR Shoulder Patch











11th Airborne WW II
Medal of Honor Recipient

Pvt Elmer E Fryar
Pfc Manuel Perez Jr
The 187th Glider Infantry Regiment
Trooper Pictures

Pfc William Roscoe Western - Company C (Source: Todd Rhynes)

Pfc William R Western
187th GIR
Company C

Pfc Murlin L Berry

Pfc Murlin L Berry
187th GIR Co E
1st Squad-2nd Platoon

Pfc Eugene H Crissman (Source: Dennis Crissman)

Pfc Eugene H Crissman
187th GIR Co E
1st Squad-2nd Platoon


Pvt Michael J Fesko (Courtesy of his nephew: George Falkowski)

Pvt Michael J Fesko
187th GIR Co E
KIA 13 Feb 45

Pfc Edwin C Harris - Bronze Star Recipient

Pfc Edwin C Harris
187th GIR Co E
1st Squad-2nd Platoon

T/Sgt Lloyd W Love - Silver Star Recipient -1st Squad-2nd Platoon

T/Sgt Lloyd W Love
187th GIR Co E
KIA 13 Feb 45 (SS)


Pfc George C Russell - Bronze Star Recipient -1st Squad-2nd Platoon

Pfc George C Russell
187th GIR Co E
KIA 13 Feb 45

Pfc Edward Standora - Bronze Star (V Device & OLC) Recipient

Pfc Edward Standora
187th GIR Co E
1st Squad-2nd Platoon

S/Sgt Lawrence E Stevens - Bronze Star Recipient

S/Sgt Lawrence E Stevens
187th GIR Co E
1st Squad-2nd Platoon


Pfc Ralph Warren Jobe

Pfc Ralph W Jobe
187th GIR
Company F

Pfc Elza B Barnes

Pfc Elza B Barnes
187th GIR
Company G

Pfc Arnold L Baier

Pfc Arnold L Baier
187th GIR Co G
KIA 24 March 1945


Pfc Odeen Tyre at SUNDAI--(September 30, 1945). PFC Odeen Tyre, Company G, 187th Glider Infantry Regiment, 11th Airborne Division, Miyagi Prefecture, Honshu, Occupied Japan. Routine patrol to confiscate weapons and ammunition. M-1 Garand on a sling over the shoulder.

Pfc Odeen Tyre
187th GIR Co G
2nd Squad - 2nd Pltn

T/4 Jack S Blessing - Silver Star Recipient

T/4 Jack S Blessing
187th GIR Co Hq1
KIA 7 Dec 1944 (SS)

T/3 Guy U Berkstresser

T/3 Guy U Berkstresser
187th GIR 1 Bn Medic
KIA 3 February 1945


Pfc Lawrence P Ferrone (Source: Cathy Ferrone Buontempo)

Pfc Lawrence P Ferrone
187th GIR
1st Battalion

T/5 Lawrence R Bregenzer

T/5 Lawrence R Bregenzer
187th GIR
11th Airborne Division

Pfc James N Devore

Pfc James N Devore
187th GIR
11th Airborne Division


Pfc Lloyd Mikesell (Source: Phil Mikesell)

Pfc Lloyd "Mike" Mikesell
187th GIR
Hq-Hq Company

Pfc John Thomas

Pfc John Thomas
187th GIR
11th Airborne Division

1/Lt William E Weber

1/Lt William E Weber
187th GIR
New Windsor, MD


Sgt Robert Kirby Cromwell

Sgt Robert K Cromwell
187th GIR
Company unknown

Capt Elwin I Whaley

Capt Elwin I Whaley
187th GIR
Waukesha, WI





books
R E L A T E D   B O O K S

Ambrose, Stephen E D-DAY June 6,1944: The Climatic Battle of WW II. 6/93, Simon & Shuster ISBN: 0671673343
Archer, Clark Paratroopers Odyssey : A History of the 517th Parachute Combat Team. 266p., 1985, ISBN: 0961601507
Astor, Gerald 'Battling Buzzards': The Odyssey of the 517th Parachute Regimental Combat Team 1943-1945. 338p., 7/93, Donald I Fine Pub, ISBN: 0440236932
Badsey , Stephen & Chandler, David G (Editor)  Arnhem 1944: Operation "Market Garden" (Campaign No.24) 1993 96p. ISBN: 1855323028
Breuer, William B Geronimo! American Paratroopers in WWII. New York: St. Martin Press, 1989 621 p. ISBN: 0-312-03350-8
Brooks, Victor Hell is Upon Us: D-Day in the Pacific-Saipan to Guam, June-August 1944. Da Capo Press, (Sept 2005) 384 p. ISBN: 0306813696
Davis, Donald A Lightning Strike: The Secret Mission to Kill Admiral Yamamoto and Avenge Pearl Harbor. New York: St. Martin Press, (March, 2005) 400 p. ISBN: 0-312-30906-6
D'Este, Carlo  Patton: A Genius for War 1024 pp ISBN: 0060927623
De Trez, Michel  At the Point of No Return : Pictorial History of the American Paratroopers in the Invasion of Normandy 7/98, D-Day Pub, 200 p. ISBN: 2960017617
Gavin, James M.  On to Berlin : Battles of an Airborne Commander, 1943-1946 ISBN: 0670525170
Golden, Lewis Echoes From Arnhem Penguin ISBN: 0718305213
MacDonald, Charles B  A Time For Trumpets: The Untold Story of the Battle of the Bulge Wm Morrow & Co (P), 720 p. ISBN: 068151574
McKenzie, John  On Time, On Target Novato, CA: Presidio, May 15,2000. 304 p. ISBN: 089 141 714 1
O'Donnell, Patrick K. Beyond Valor  Free Press, 2001, 384 p. ISBN: 0684873842
O'Donnell, Patrick K. Into the Rising Sun: In Their Own Words, World War II's Pacific Veterans Reveal the Heart of Combat  Free Press, 3/13/2002, 320 p. ISBN: 0743214803
Ryan, Cornelius  A Bridge Too Far 670p. ISBN: 0684803305
Wildman, John B All Americans 82nd Airborne. Meadowlands Militaria, 6/83 ISBN:091 208 1007
The Center of Military History The War in the Mediterranean: A WWII Pictorial History Brasseys, Inc., 465 p. ISBN:1574881302
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