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After the bombing of Pearl Harbor in 1942, Hannan enlisted in the Army as a chaplain and was assigned to the 505th Parachute Regiment of the 82nd Airborne Division, ministering to paratroopers.
One ad shows Paul Mango, a Republican candidate for governor, accepting his diploma from President Ronald Reagan at West Point and later jumping out of an airplane as a paratrooper in the Army.
The unit, based in Pendleton during the final months of World War II, was the first group of African- American paratroopers to serve in the U.S. military.
During the 1973 Yom Kippur War, when Arab states attacked Israel, Mr. Gurdus helped identify captured Israeli paratroopers by lifting their images from Egyptian television.
Sergeant Simons, judging from photographs, must have been a commanding presence: tall and broad-shouldered in full uniform, a paratrooper’s cap above wire-rimmed glasses.
Selena Gomes thought her Army paratrooper husband was miles away in Germany and would miss her graduation.
Clarence Beavers, second from right, during paratrooper training in 1944.
Vincenzo Fiore of the 82nd Airborne Division, who was the fifth paratrooper to jump from the plane on D-day.
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