....... "The soldier is the army."

................................. ......General George S. Patton

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Silver Star Recipients
Pfc James I Key
Pfc Lester A Marks
1/Lt Thomas McKinley
Capt James T Morton
1/Sgt Anthony Paplatario
550th Airborne Infantry Battalion
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Capt James T Morton - Silver Star Recipient CompanyC Comannding Officer

Capt James T Morton
550th AB Co C
KIA 12 Jan 1945

Pfc Claude G Chapin

Pfc Claude G Chapin
550th AB
KIA 4 Jan 1945

Pfc Charles P Blair

Pfc Charles P Blair
550th AB
KIA 18 Aug 44

Cpl Franklin (Frank)A Paravich Co B - POW - Bronze Star & Purple Heart Recipient

Cpl Franklin A Paravich
550th AB Co B
POW/Bronze Star

S/Sgt Curtis F Wilson Co B - (Courtesy of his son: John E Wilson)

S/Sgt Curtis F Wilson
550th AB
Company B

Pfc James I Key - Silver Star Recipient (Courtesy of his grandson Lewis Frazer)

S/Sgt James I Key
550th AB Co C
Silver Star Recipient

Pfc Lester A Marks - Silver Star Recipient (Courtesy of his daughter Mary Marks)

Pfc Lester A Marks
550th AB Co C
Silver Star Recipient

Pvt Ernest I Stovel

Pvt Ernest I Stovel
550th AB Hq Co
POW 4 Jan 1945

T/4 Worth E Anderson

T/4 Worth E Anderson
550th AB

Pfc Paul A Applet - Bronze Star Recipient

Pfc Paul A Applet
550th AB
Bronze Star Recipient

Pfc James Gene Tennison - Chaplain

Pfc James Gene Tennison
550th AB

S/Sgt Edward G Lattouf - Bronze Star & Purple Heart Recipient

S/Sgt Edward G Lattouf
550th AB
Bronze Star Recipient

S/Sgt Kenneth John Lutz

S/Sgt Kenneth J Lutz
550th AB
Company Unknown

Pvt John S Wallace - POW

Pvt John S Wallace
550th AB

Pvt Edison N Williams (Source: Larry W McClellan)

Pvt Edison N Williams
550th AB
Company Unknown

Pfc William G Yoder (Source: Ray Yoder)

Pfc William G Yoder
550th AB Co B
KIA Belgium

1/Lt Thomas Mc Kinley 550 AB/194 Company I - Silver  Bronze Star Recipient (Source: Jamieson C Mundy)

1/Lt Thomas Mc Kinley
550th AB/194 GIR
Silver Star Recipient

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 Operation Dragoon: The Allied Invasion of the South of France. Presidio Press, Sept 1987 261 p. ISBN: 0891413073
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
De Trez, Michel  First Airborne Task Force: Pictorial History of the Allied Paratroopers in the Invasion of Southern France 7/98, D-Day Pub, 500 p. ISBN: 2960017625
Gassend, Jean-Loup Operation Dragoon: Autopsy of a Battle: The Allied Liberation of the French Riviera August-September 1944 Schiffer Publishing, Ltd. (May 28, 2014), 560 p. ISBN: 076434580X
Gavin, James M.  On to Berlin : Battles of an Airborne Commander, 1943-1946 ISBN: 0670525170
Golden, Lewis Echoes From Arnhem Penguin ISBN: 0718305213
Hicks, Anne The Last Fighting General: The Biography of Robert Tryon Frederick Schiffer Pub Ltd, 320pp, ISBN: 0764324306
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
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
Yardley, Doyle R  Home Was Never Like This. Yardley Enterprises, Aug, 2002, 312 p. ISBN:0971743908

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