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513th PIR
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17th Airborne WW II
Medal of Honor Recipients

T/Sgt Clinton M Hedrick
S/Sgt Isadore S Jachman
Pvt George J Peters
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The 513th Parachute Infantry Regiment
Trooper Pictures

Pfc Coy H Bolick Jr

Pfc Coy H Bolick Jr
513th PIR
Company A

Pfc Lynn E Vaughn (Courtesy: Dominique Potier)

Pfc Lynn E Vaughn
513th PIR
Company A

Pfc James (Jimmie) A Barnhill

Pfc Jimmie A Barnhill
513th PIR Co B
KIA 4 Jan 1945


Pvt June Bastien

Pvt June Bastien
513th PIR
Company B

Pvt Claude L Edwards - (POW Stalag 12 - escaped from a train)

Pvt Claude L Edwards
513th PIR Co B
POW - Stalag 12

Sgt Isadore S Jachman - Medal of Honor Recipient

S/Sgt Isadore S Jachman
513th PIR Co B (MOH)
KIA 4 Jan 1945


Pfc James W Lilley - Bronze Star V Device Recipient

Pfc James W Lilley
513th PIR Co B
Bronze Star V Device

T/5 Joseph Robert James

T/5 Joseph Robert James
513th PIR Co C
KIA 24 Mar 45

Pfc William Joseph Nemecek POW - Stalag 1B Bronze Star Recipient (Courtesy: Richard A Fasi)

Pfc William J Nemecek
513th PIR Co C
POW - Stalag 1B


Cpl Samuel G Pozzuolo (Frisky) POW - Stalag 4B Muhlberg Sachsen 51-13

Cpl Samuel G Pozzuolo
513th PIR Co C
POW - Stalag 4B

Pvt Norman E Rose

Pvt Norman E Rose
513th PIR
Company C

Pvt Walter L Sims

Pvt Walter L Sims
513th PIR Co C
KIA 4 Jan 45


Sgt Harry V Tinsley - Light Mortar Gunner

Sgt Harry V Tinsley
513th PIR
Company C

Pvt Albert H Dalke

Pvt Albert H Dalke
513th PIR
Company D

Pfc William H DeWitt Jr (Source: Jacqueline J Lilly)

Pfc William H DeWitt Jr
513th PIR Co D
KIA 12 Jan 1945


Cpl Curtis Gadd

Cpl Curtis Gadd
513th PIR
Company D

Pvt Howard Myles Mc Laughlin

Pvt Howard M Mc Laughlin
513th PIR Co D
MIA 8 Jan 1945

Pfc Anthony J Moda - Company D

Pfc Anthony J Moda
513th PIR Co D
KIA 24 March 1945


2/Lt Bruce C Robbins (Source: Roger Long)

2/Lt Bruce C Robbins
513th PIR Co D
KIA 3 Jan 1945

Capt Paul H Dean - Company D Commanding Officer

Capt Paul H Dean
513th PIR Co D
KIA 24 Jan 1945

Cpl Richard H Bohling

Cpl Richard H Bohling
513th PIR
Company E


1/Lt John Warner Deam - DSC Recipient (Source: Darcy Deam Curtin)

1/Lt John W Deam
513 PIR Co E (DSC)
KIA 4 Jan 1945

Capt Richard deY Manning - DSC Recipient (Source: Darcy Deam Curtin)

Capt Richard deY Manning
513 PIR Co E
(DSC) Recipient

Pvt Robert H Gambrel

Pvt Robert H Gambrel
513th PIR Co E
2nd Platoon


2/Lt Harry V Johnson Jr (Source: Roger Long)

2/Lt Harry V Johnson Jr
513 PIR Co E
DOW 3 April 1945

Sgt John W McCoy

Sgt John W Mc Coy
513th PIR
Company E

Pvt Stuart S Stryker - Medal of Honor Recipient

Pvt Stuart S Stryker
513th PIR Co E (MOH)
KIA 24 Mar 1945


1/Lt Charles M Willis (Note: Served with the 513th PIR but KIA while serving with the 12th Armored Division)

1/Lt Charles M Willis
513th PIR Co E
KIA 24 Mar 1945

Capt Louis J Gerner

Capt Louis J Gerner
513th PIR
Company E/F

T/4 James E Adler

T/4 James E Adler
513th PIR
Company F


Pfc Pfc Robert M Burns

Pfc Robert M Burns
513th PIR
Company F

Pfc Lloyd K Elliott

Pfc Lloyd K Elliott
513th PIR
Company F

Pfc Carmine Joe Fortunato

Pfc Carmine Joe Fortunato
513th PIR
Company F


Pfc Willis B Grice - Bronze Star Recipient

Pfc Willis B Grice
513th PIR Co F
Bronze Star Recipient

T/4 Edwin Pierce - 513 F (Courtesy: Nancy Doty)

T/4 Edwin Pierce
513th PIR
Company F

Pvt Roy R Rafalovich

Pvt Roy R Rafalovich
513th PIR
Company F


Pvt Ervin D Schmidt

Pvt Ervin D Schmidt
513th PIR Co F
KIA 8 Jan 1945

Pfc LeRoy M Siegfried - 513 F (Courtesy: Patricia Siegfried)

Pfc LeRoy M Siegfried
513th PIR
Company F

T/4 Charles R Parker

T/4 Charles R Parker
513th PIR
Company G


T/4 William O Wade (Source: Gary Wade)

T/4 William O Wade
513th PIR
Company G

Pfc Lee W Allen

Pfc Lee W Allen
513 PIR Co H
KIA 8 Jan 1945

Sgt Manuel G Chapa (Courtesy of his son: Javier Chapa)

Sgt Manuel G Chapa
513th PIR
Company H


Pfc Robert F Matlack (Courtesy : Will Eagles)

Pfc Robert F Matlack
513th PIR
Company H

Sgt George J Miller

Sgt George J Miller
513th PIR
Company H

1/Lt Joseph R. Pahle - Silver Star Recipient

1/Lt Joseph R. Pahle
513th PIR Co H
Silver Star Recipient


Sgt George J Miller (Source:Henri Rogister)

Pfc Paul Reed
513th PIR
Company H

Pfc Ludie L Smyth (Source: Karen Smyth Hyatt)

Pfc Ludie L Smyth
513 PIR Co H
KIA 3 April 1945

Pfc Raymond H Smith - Co I 60mm Mortar Squad (Courtesy: Jeff Smith)

Pfc Raymond H Smith
513 PIR
Company I


Pvt David Keen Collins (Source: Gene R Collins)

Pvt David Keen Collins
513th PIR
Company Hq 1

S/Sgt Charles W Galusha - Bronze Star Recipient & Machine Gun Squad Leader

S/Sgt Charles W Galusha
513th PIR
Company Hq 1

S/Sgt Robert M Kurisko Sr (Source: Ed Siergiej)

S/Sgt Robert M Kurisko
513th PIR
Company Hq 1


Pvt John E Laird Jr

Pvt John E Laird Jr
513th PIR
Company Hq 1

S/Sgt Mark C Levorson

S/Sgt Mark C Levorson
513th PIR Hq 1
KIA 24 Mar 1945

S/Sgt Anthony William Mora

S/Sgt Anthony W Mora
513 PIR Co Hq 1
KIA 24 Jan 1945


Pfc Robert F Gill (Courtesy: Dominique Potier)

Pfc Robert F Gill
513th PIR
Company Hq 2

Sgt John Jack Macauley

Sgt John Macauley
513th PIR
Company Hq 2

Pfc William Mc Donald

Pfc William Mc Donald
513th PIR Hq 2
KIA 27 Mar 1945


Pfc David C Stanford Jr - Headquarters Company 3rd Battalion

Pfc David C Stanford Jr
513th PIR
Company Hq 3

T/5 James Irvin Callaway - Service Co - Motorpool

T/5 James Irvin Callaway
513th PIR
Service Company

S/Sgt Ernest E Motteram - Service Co

S/Sgt Ernest E Motteram
513th PIR
Service Company


T/4 Paul L Spry

T/4 Paul L Spry
513th PIR
RHQ & Service Co

S/Sgt Harry Cleve Vizina - Bronze Star Recipient (Courtesy: Neal Vizina)

S/Sgt Harry C Vizina
513th PIR
Bronze Star Recipient

Pfc Howard T Black

Pfc Howard T Black
513th PIR
KIA 26 March 45


Pvt Frank Daniel DeSanto

Pvt Frank D DeSanto
513th PIR
KIA 16 Jan 45

Pfc Eugene W Getz (Courtesy of his granddaughter: Marianne Wilson)

Pfc Eugene W Getz
513th PIR
KIA 24 March 45

Cpl Lawrence I Goldberg

Cpl Lawrence I Goldberg
513th PIR
KIA Jan 1945


T/4 Lawrence C Holbach

T/4 Lawrence C Holbach
513th PIR
KIA 24 March 1945

Pvt Norbert J Holland - Bronze Star Recipient

Pvt Norbert J Holland
513th PIR
MIA 25 October 1945

Pfc Roy Orville Porter (Source: Gary W Lee)

Pfc Roy O Porter
513 PIR
KIA 24 March 1945


Pfc Raymond A Szwak

Pfc Ray A Szwak
513 PIR
KIA 24 March 1945

Sgt Johnnie H Burns Jr (Courtesy: Dave Anderson)

Sgt Johnnie H Burns Jr
513 PIR
KIA 30 Mar 1945

Pfc Wayne C Diveley (Courtesy: Jim Opolony)

Pfc Wayne C Diveley
513 PIR
KIA 24 Mar 1945


1/Sgt Romeo J Caschera (Source: Laura Jean Caschera)

1/Sgt Romeo J Caschera
513 PIR
Company Unknown

2/Lt William B Cushwa - Original member of 193rd GIR Jan - 1943

2/Lt William B Cushwa
513 PIR
KIA 7 Jan 1945

Sgt Paul William Herrington - 513th PIR

Sgt Paul W Herrington
513 PIR
RHQ Company


Pvt Lloyd L Palmer

Pvt Lloyd L Palmer
513 PIR
KIA 31 Mar 1945

1/Lt Edwin Allen Schrader - 513th PIR

1/Lt Edwin A Schrader
513 PIR
Company Unknown

Pfc Perrie V Sheldon - 513th PIR

Pfc Perrie V Sheldon
513 PIR
Company Unknown


Pvt Clyde R Wilcox - 513th PIR

Pvt Clyde R Wilcox
513 PIR
Company Unknown

Pfc George W Winter - 513th PIR

Pfc George W Winter
513 PIR
Company Unknown

Lt Col Ward Ryan - 513th PIR Executive Officer

Lt Col Ward Ryan
513 PIR RHQ
Executive Officer






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
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
Breuer, William B Unexplained Mysteries of World War II. John Wiley & Sons, Sept 1998 256 p. ISBN:0471291072
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
Gabel, Kurt The Making of a Paratrooper: Airborne Training and Combat ig World War II Univ Press of Kansas (Jan 1990), 282 p. ISBN: 070060409X
Gavin, James M.  On to Berlin : Battles of an Airborne Commander, 1943-1946 ISBN: 0670525170
Golden, Lewis Echoes From Arnhem Penguin ISBN: 0718305213
Keegan, John Six Armies in Normandy: From D-Day to the Liberation of Paris Penguin USA(P), 365 p. ISBN: 0140235426
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
Kormann, John G  Echoes of a Distant Clarion: Recollections of a Diplomat and Soldier Vellum (P), 520 p. ISBN: 0979448832
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
Ospital, John  We Wore Jump Boots and Baggy Pants Willow House, 1977. 118 p. ISBN: 0912450150
Ruggero, Ed  Combat Jump: The Young Men who Led the Assault into Fortress Europe, July, 1943  HarperCollins, 10/21/2003. 388 p. ISBN: 0060088753
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
Wilson, Robert L. & Phillip K. A Paratrooper's Panoramic View: Training with the 464th Parachute Field Artillery Battalion for Operation Varsity. pps, 244, 11/30/2005, Authorhouse ISBN: 1420854291


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