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101st Airborne WW II
Medal of Honor Recipients

Lt Col Robert G Cole
Pfc Joe E. Mann









































506th PIR WW II
Distinguished Service Cross(DSC) Recipients

Capt Walter Amerman
1/Lt Elton E Brooks
Pvt Herman Cordes
Pfc Don G Hackman
Pfc Orel H Lev
Capt Frank L Lillyman
Lt Col John S Maloney
Capt Tilden S McGee
Sgt George Montilio
Lt Col Lloyd E Patch
Capt Knut H Raudstein
Capt Charles J Santasiero
T/3 Andrew Sosnack
Lt Col William L Turner
Maj Richard D Winters
Pfc Gilbert Van Every
2/Lt Donald E Zahn


















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The 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment
2nd Battalion - Trooper Pictures
Company D
Sgt Earl W Blizzard 506th PIR Co D (Courtesy: Tom Kibler)

Sgt Earl W Blizzard
506th PIR
Company D

Pfc Arthur DiMarzio

Pfc Arthur DiMarzio
506th PIR
Company D

Pfc Donald H Glasson

Pfc Donald H Glasson
506th PIR
Company D


1/Lt Walter J Gunther Jr - Flew in Stick No 61 - with Capt. Gross  -  Randell Ladd - Pilot (Source from cousin: Kent F Gunther )

1/Lt Walter J Gunther Jr
506th PIR Co D
KIA 6 June 44

Pfc Walter L Lipinski - Silver Star Recipient (Courtesy: Roger Dowson)

Pfc Walter L Lipinski
506th PIR Co D
Silver Star Recipient

S/Sgt Robert Lundy - (Courtesy: Roger Dowson)

S/Sgt Robert Lundy
506th PIR
Company D


Pfc Robert J Modracek

Pfc Robert J Modracek
506th PIR Co D
KIA 18 Sept 44

Pfc R David Moellenkamp - (Courtesy: Roger Dowson)

Pfc R David Moellenkamp
506th PIR
Company D

Sgt Willis Phillips

Sgt Willis Phillips
506th PIR Co D
DOW 17 Sept 44


Pfc Leroy Schoenfeldt - (Courtesy: Brian Graham)

Pfc Leroy Schoenfeldt
506th PIR
Company D

1/Sgt Robert A Shurter - (Courtesy: Roger Dowson)

1/Sgt Robert A Shurter
506th PIR
Company D

Pfc Gilbert Van Every - DSC Recipient

Pfc Gilbert Van Every
506th PIR Co D
DSC Recipient



Company E
Pfc James H Alley Jr

Pfc James H Alley Jr
506th PIR Co E
2nd Battalion

Pfc Rod Bain

Pfc Rod Bain
506th PIR Co E
2nd Battalion

Pfc Benedict Bayer  (Courtesy of his nephew: Randy S Bayer)

Pfc Benedict Bayer
506th PIR Co E
2nd Battalion


Pfc Sal Bellino

Pfc Sal Bellino
506th PIR Co E
2nd Battalion

M/Sgt Albert Blithe

M/Sgt Albert Blithe
506th PIR Co E
1st Platoon

Pvt Robert J Bloser

Pvt Robert J Bloser
506th PIR Co E
KIA 7 June 44


Pfc Gordon Carson

Pfc Gordon Carson
506th PIR Co E
2nd Battalion

1/Lt Lynn D (Buck) Compton - Silver Star Recipient

1/Lt Lynn D Compton
506th PIR Co E
Platoon Leader

Sgt William H Dukeman Jr - Company E ([PH OLC] Source: Art Hight0

Sgt William H Dukeman Jr
506th PIR Co E
KIA 5 Oct 44


Cpl Charles Eaton

Cpl Charles Eaton
506th PIR Co E
2nd Battalion

1/Sgt William S Evans

1/Sgt William S Evans
506th PIR Co E
KIA 6 June 44

1/Lt Jack E Foley

1/Lt Jack E Foley
506th PIR Co E
2nd Battalion


Pvt Dennis D Garland (Courtesy: Gordon Stewart: WW II Airborne Demonstration Team)

Pvt Dennis D Garland
506th PIR Co E
DOW 1 Feb 45

Pfc Walter S Gordon

Pfc Walter S Gordon
506th PIR Co E
2nd Battalion

Sgt William Guarnere - Silver Star Recipient

Sgt William Guarnere
506th PIR Co E
2nd Battalion


Cpl Forrest Guth - (Courtesy: Gordon Stewart: WW II Airborne Demonstration Team)

Cpl Forrest Guth
506th PIR Co E
2nd Battalion

Pfc Dale L Hartley (Source: Pauline van der Zee-Lugard)

Pfc Dale L Hartley
506th PIR CO E
2nd Battalion

Pfc Lester Hashey

Pfc Lester Hashey
506th PIR CO E
2nd Battalion


Pfc Edward J - Babe - Heffron

Pfc Edward J Heffron
506th PIR CO E
"Babe"

Cpl Donald B Hoobler- Company E

Cpl Donald B Hoobler
506th PIR Co E
KIA 3 Jan 45

Sgt William F Kiehn- KIA 15 Feb 45

Sgt William F Kiehn
506th PIR Co E
KIA 10 Feb 45


Pfc George P Kramer- Company E

Pfc George P Kramer
506th PIR Co E
2nd Battalion

Pfc Paul E [Frenchy] Lamoureux - Company E (Coutesy of his son: Jerry Lamoureux)

Pfc Paul E Lamoureux
506th PIR Co E
"Frenchy"

1/Lt George Lavenson - (killed in action July, 1944 in a plane crash over the Atlantic Ocean while being evacuated for wounds received on June 12, 1944)

1/Lt George Lavenson
506th PIR Co E
MIA 26 July 1944


Pvt Joseph Lesniewski- Company E

Pvt Joseph Lesniewski
506th PIR Co E
2nd Battalion

Pfc Joseph D Liebgott - Company E

Pfc Joseph D Liebgott
506th PIR Co E
1st Platoon

2/Lt C Carwood Lipton - (received battlefield commission picture is of him as 2/Lt Co E)

1/Sgt C. Carwood Lipton
506th PIR Co E
2nd Battalion


Pfc George Luz - Company E

Pfc George Luz
506th PIR Co E
2nd Battalion

Sgt Don G Malarkey- Company E

Sgt Don G Malarkey
506th PIR Co E
2nd Platoon

S/Sgt Robert K Marsh - Company E

S/Sgt Robert K Marsh
506th PIR Co E
2nd Battalion


Sgt Johnny Martin - Company E

Sgt Johnny Martin
506th PIR Co E
2nd Battalion

2/Lt Robert L Mathews (Courtesy of his niece: Julia B Hackett)

2/Lt Robert L Mathews
506th PIR Co E
KIA 6 June 44

1/Lt Thomas T Meehan III - KIA St Mere Eglise Normandy

1/Lt Thomas T Meehan III
506th PIR Co E
KIA 6 June 44


Sgt Joachim Melo - Company E

Sgt Joachim Melo
506th PIR Co E
2nd Battalion

Pfc William T Miller (Source: Roger Dowson)

Pfc William T Miller
506th PIR Co E
KIA 20 Sept 44

1/lt James H Moore (Source: Ralph Peeters)

1/lt James H Moore
506th PIR Co E
KIA 18 Sept 44


Pfc Sergio G Moya

Pfc Sergio G Moya
506th PIR Co E
KIA 6 June 44

Sgt Warren H (Skip) Muck - KIA Belgium (Source: Susan Finn)

Sgt Warren H Muck
506th PIR Co E
KIA 10 Jan 45

Sgt Elmer L Murray Jr - KIA Normandy

Sgt Elmer L Murray Jr
506th PIR Co E
KIA 6 June 44


Pfc Norman Neitzke

Pfc Norman Neitzke
506th PIR CO E
2nd Battalion

Pfc Alex M Penkala Jr - KIA Belgium

Pfc Alex M Penkala Jr
506th PIR Co E
KIA 10 Jan 45

T/4 Edwin - Doc - Pepping - Medic (Courtesy: Gordon Stewart: WW II Airborne Demonstration Team)

T/4 Edwin Pepping
506th PIR Co E
Medic


Sgt Frank Perconte

Sgt Frank Perconte
506th PIR Co E
2nd Battalion

Sgt Darrell (Shifty) Powers

Sgt Darrell Powers
506th PIR Co E
'Shifty'

Sgt Denver (Bull) Randleman

Sgt Denver Randleman
506th PIR Co E
'Bull'


S/Sgt Murray B Roberts - KIA Normandy

S/Sgt Murray B Roberts
506th PIR Co E
KIA 6 June 44

Pvt Eugene Roe - Medic

Pvt Eugene Roe
506th PIR Co E
Medic

Pfc Paul C Rogers

Pfc Paul C Rogers
506th PIR Co E
2nd Battalion


2Lt Ed Shames - Battlefield Commission - 3rd Platoon (Courtesy: Dominique Potier)

2/Lt Ed Shames
506th PIR Co E/Hq 2
3rd Platoon

Pfc Wayne Sisk

Pfc Wayne Sisk
506th PIR Co E
'Skinny'

Sgt Robert Burr Smith (Source: Susan Finn - daughter)

Sgt Robert Burr Smith
506th PIR Co E
2nd Battalion


Sgt Herb Suerth (Courtesy: Dominique Potier)

Sgt Herb Suerth
506th PIR Co E
2nd Battalion

Pfc Ralph Spina - Medic (Courtesy: Gordon Stewart: WW II Airborne Demonstration Team)

Pfc Ralph Spina
506th PIR Co E
Medic

Sgt Floyd Talbert

Sgt Floyd Talbert
506th PIR Co E
2nd Battalion


Sgt Joe Toye

Sgt Joe Toye
506th PIR Co E
2nd Platoon

Pvt Ralph Trapuzanno

Pvt Ralph Trapuzanno
506th PIR Co E
2nd Battalion

Pfc David Kenyon Webster - Company E

Pfc David K Webster
506th PIR Co E
2nd Battalion


Pfc Robert Van Klinken - Medic (Courtesy: Gordon Stewart: WW II Airborne Demonstration Team)

Pfc Robert Van Klinken
506th PIR Co E
KIA 20 Sept 1944

T/5 Ralph H Wimer

T/5 Ralph H Wimer
506th PIR Co E
KIA 6 June 44

Sgt William T Wingett

Sgt William T Wingett
506th PIR Co E
2nd Battalion


Pvt Hank Zimmerman

Pvt Hank Zimmerman
506th PIR Co E
2nd Battalion

Captain Herbert M Sobel

Captain Herbert M Sobel
506th PIR Co E
2nd Battalion

Capt Ronald Speirs - Co D/E - Silver Star Recipient

Capt Ronald Speirs
506th PIR Co E
Commanding Officer


Captain Fredrick T Heyliger - Company E

Captain Fredrick T Heyliger
506th PIR
Company E

Major Richard D Winters - 2nd Battalion XO - DSC Recipient

Capt Richard D Winters
506th PIR Co E/XO 2
DSC Recipient



Company F
S/Sgt Thomas H Alley - (Courtesy: T.H.Alley)

S/Sgt Thomas H Alley
506th PIR Co F
2nd Battalion

Pfc Manning G Haney

Pfc Manning G Haney
506th PIR Co F
KIA 8 Oct 1944

Pfc William C Hale (Source: Vickie Underwood)

Pfc William C Hale
506th PIR Co F
KIA 6 June 1944


Pfc Mario Patruno - (Courtesy: Gordon Stewart: WW II Airborne Demonstration Team)

Pfc Mario Patruno
506th PIR Co F
2nd Battalion

Pfc Arthur M Petersen

Pfc Arthur M Petersen
506th PIR Co F
2nd Battalion

Pfc Ralph Provenzano (Courtesy: Thomas Kibler)

Pfc Ralph Provenzano
506th PIR Co F
2nd Battalion


S/Sgt Melrin J Shennum

S/Sgt Melrin J Shennum
506th PIR Co F
2nd Battalion

Pfc Leslie F Tindall

Pfc Leslie F Tindall
506th PIR Co F
KIA 6 June 44

Sgt William M True

Sgt William M True
506th PIR Co F
2nd Battalion


Pfc Ewell W Westmoreland

Pfc Ewell W Westmoreland
506th PIR Co F
2nd Battalion

1/Lt Thomas A Rhodes Jr - Co F & Hq2

1/Lt Thomas A Rhodes Jr
506th PIR Co F/Hq2
2nd Battalion

1/Lt William Fraser Robertson

1/Lt William F Robertson
506th PIR Co F
2nd Battalion



Headquarters Company 2nd Battalion (HQ 2)
Pfc Eugene E Gilbreath - (Courtesy: Gordon Stewart: WW II Airborne Demonstration Team)

Pfc Eugene E Gilbreath
506th PIR Hq 2
2nd Battalion

Pfc Lester (Dusty) P Lawrence

Pfc Lester P Lawrence
506th PIR Hq 2
2nd Battalion

Pfc Rudolph J Lonnee

Pfc Rudolph J Lonnee
506th PIR Hq 2
2nd Battalion


SSgt Albert Mampre - Medical - (Courtesy: Dominique Potier)

S/Sgt Albert Mampre
506th PIR Hq 2/E
2nd Battalion

Capt Louis Nixon

Capt Louis Nixon
506th PIR Hq 2
2nd Battalion

Cpl Gilbert D Shaw

Cpl Gilbert D Shaw
506th PIR Hq 2
2nd Battalion


Lt Col Robert L Strayer - 2nd Battalion Commanding Officer - Silver Star Recipient

Lt Col Robert L Strayer
506th PIR
XO/CO 2nd Battalion

2/Lt Charles Marion Thirlkeld Jr - Attended The Citadel

2/Lt Charles M Thirlkeld Jr
506th PIR Hq 2
KIA 3 Jan 1945



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books
R E L A T E D   B O O K S

Alexander, Larry Biggest Brother: The Life of Major Dick Winters, The Man Who Led the Band of Brothers NAL Hardback (April 2005), 320 p. ISBN: 0451215109
Ambrose, Stephen E D-DAY June 6,1944: The Climatic Battle of WW II. 6/93, Simon & Shuster ISBN: 0671673343
Ambrose, Stephen E Band of Brothers: E Company, 506th Regiment, 101st Airborne from Normandy to Hitler's Eagle's Nest. Simon & Schuster, (June 2001) 336 p. ISBN: 0-743-21638-5
Ambrose, Stephen E Citizen Soldiers: The U.S. Army from the Normandy Beaches to the Bulge to the Surrender of Germany, June 7, 1944-May 7, 1945. Simon & Schuster, (Nov 1997) 528 p. ISBN: 0-684-81525-7
Badsey, Stephen & Chandler, David G (Editor)  Arnhem 1944: Operation "Market Garden" (Campaign No.24) 1993 96p. ISBN: 1855323028
Bando, Mark A  Avenging Eagles: Forbidden tales of the 101st Airborne in World War 2. Bando Publishing, (2006) 183 p. ISBN: 0977911705
Bando, Mark A  101st Airborne: The Screaming Eagles at Normandy. Zenith Press, (Apr 2001) 156 p. ISBN: 0760308551
Bando, Mark A  Vanguard of the Crusade: The US 101st Airborne Division in WW II. The Aberjona Press, (June 2003) 320 p. ISBN: 0971765006
Black, Wallace B.& Blashfield, Jean F. Battle of the Bulge (World War II 50th Anniversary Series). Crestwood House, 48 pp May,1993 ISBN: 0896865681
Bowen, Robert Fighting With the Screaming Eagles: With the 101st Airborne from Normandy to Bastogne. Greenhill Books/Lionel Leventhal, (Sept 2001) 256 p. ISBN: 1853674656
Breuer, William B Geronimo! American Paratroopers in WWII. New York: St. Martin Press, (1989) 621 p. ISBN: 0-312-03350-8
Breuer, William B Unexplained Mysteries of World War II. John Wiley & Sons, Sept 1998 256 p. ISBN:0471291072
Burgett, Donald R Currahee!. Presidio Press, (Sept 1999) 256 p. ISBN: 0-891-41681-1
Compton, Lt Lynn (Buck) & Marcus Brotherton Call of Duty: My Life Before, During and After the Band of Brothers. Berkley Hardcover, (May 6, 2008) 288 p. ISBN: 0425219704
D'Este, Carlo  Patton: A Genius for War 1024 pp ISBN: 0060927623
De Trez, Michel  American Warriors: Pictorial History of the American Paratroopers Prior to Normandy  July, 1998, D-Day Pub, 212 p. ISBN: 2960017609
De Trez, Michel  Cpl Forrest Guth: E Company 506 PIR 101st Airborne Division (WW II American Paratroopers Portrait Series)  March, 2002, D-Day Pub, 56 p. ISBN: 296001765X
De Trez, Michel  Orange is the Color of the Day: Pictorial History of the American Paratroopers in the Invasion of Holland April, 2004, D-Day Pub, 506 p. ISBN: 2960017633
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
Devlin, Gerard S  Paratrooper! St Martin's Press, (P) c1976 ISBN: 0312596529
Gabel, Kurt The Making of a Paratrooper: Airborne Training and Combat in World War II Univ Press of Kansas (Jan 1990), 282 p. ISBN: 070060409X
Gardner, Ira & Roger Day Tonight We Die As Men: The untold story of Third Battalion 506 Parachute Infantry Regiment from Toccoa to D-Day. Osprey Press, (April 21, 2009) 344 p. ISBN: 1846033225
Giard, Régis & Frédéric Blais Helmets of the ETO: A Historical & Technical Guide Histoire & Collections (Jan 2008), 216 p. ISBN: 2352500621
Golden, Lewis Echoes From Arnhem Penguin ISBN: 0718305213
Kershaw, Alex The Longest Winter: The Battle of the Bulge and the Epic Story of WWII's Most Decorated Platoon Da Capo Press, 288 pp November 30, 2004 ISBN: 0306813041
Killblane, Richard  Mc Niece, Jake The Filthy Thirteen: From the Dustbowl to Hitler's Eagles Nest: The 101st Airborne's Most Legendary Squad of Combat Paratroopers Casemate Publishers and Book Distributors, 288 pp May 1, 2003 ISBN: 1932033122
Koskimaki, George E D-Day With The Screaming Eagles Casemate Publishers and Book Distributors, 356 pp September 11, 2002 ISBN: 1932033025
Koskimaki, George E Hell's Highway: Chronicle of the 101st Airborne Division in Holland, September-November 1944 Casemate Publishers and Book Distributors, 453 pp March 1, 2003 ISBN: 193203305X
Koskimaki, George E The Battered Bastards of Bastogne: A Chronicle of the Defense of Bastogne, December 19, 1944 - January 17, 1945 Casemate Publishers and Book Distributors, 484 pp December 1, 2002 ISBN: 1932033068
MacDonald, Charles B  A Time For Trumpets: The Untold Story of the Battle of the Bulge Wm Morrow & Co (P), 720 p. ISBN: 068151574
Malarkey, Don & Bob Welch Easy Company Soldier: The Legendary Battles of a Sergeant from WW II's "Band of Brothers" . St Martin's Press, (May 13, 2008) 288 p. ISBN: 0312378491
McKenzie, John  On Time, On Target Novato, CA: Presidio, May 15,2000. 304 p. ISBN: 089 141 714 1
McLaughlin, Jerome J D-Day+60 years Bloomington, IN: Authorhouse, April 20,2004. 300 p. ISBN: 1418402699
Megallas , James All the Way to Berlin: A Paratrooper at War in Europe 336p., Presidio Press, March, 2003. ISBN: 0891417842
Mehosky, Ivan P The Story of a Soldier. BookSurge, (Aug 2006) 348 pp. ISBN: 1419621491
Post, Robyn, Guarnere, William & Heffron, Edward  Brothers in Battle, Best of Friends  Berkley Hardcover, 10/2/2007. 320 p. ISBN: 0425217280
Ruggero, Ed  Combat Jump: The Young Men who Led the Assault into Fortress Europe, July, 1943  HarperCollins, 10/21/2003. 388 p. ISBN: 0060088753
Ruggero, Ed  The First Men In: US Paratroopers and the Fight to Save D-Day  HarperCollins, 6/13/2006. 368 p. ISBN: 0060731281
Ryan, Cornelius  A Bridge Too Far 670p. ISBN: 0684803305
Stokes Jr, G G  Camp Toccoa: First Home of the Airborne.: 1942-1944 CreateSpace, 3/14/2011. 28p. ISBN: 1461005868
Webster, David Kenyon Parachute Infantry: An American Paratrooper's Memoir of D- Day and the Fall of the Third Reich 352p. ISBN: 0385336497



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