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Distinguished Service Cross(DSC) Recipients
Cpl Robert H Hill
Pfc Milo C Huempfner






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551st Parachute Infantry Battalion
Trooper Pictures

Lt Col Wood G Joerg

Lt Col Wood G Joerg
551st PIB CO
KIA 7 Jan 45

Pvt Joseph M Cicchinelli

Pvt Joseph M Cicchinelli
551st PIB Co A
POW

S/Sgt Douglas C Dillard

S/Sgt Douglas C Dillard
551st PIB
Company A


Pfc Archie P Coward (Source: Pat Avinger)

Pfc Archie P Coward
551st PIB
Company A

Pvt Robert Foss

Pvt Robert Foss
551st PIB/508 PIR
Company A

Cpl Robert H Hill - DSC Recipient (Courtesy: Gordon Stewart: WW II Airborne Demonstration Team)

Cpl Robert H Hill
551st PIB Co A
KIA 7 Jan 45 (DSC)


Pfc Charles W Miller - 551st Company A

Pfc Charles W Miller
551st PIB
Company A

Pfc Albert Anthony Pate - 551A/508F

Pfc Albert A Pate
551st PIB
Company A

Cpl Richard O Keyser (Source: Richard P Keyser)

Cpl Richard O Keyser
551st PIB
Company A


Sgt Lawrence C Stankus

Sgt Lawrence C Stankus
551st PIB Co A
KODY 31 July 44

1/Lt Lester E Kurtz

1/Lt Lester E Kurtz
551st PIB Co B
KIA 27 Dec 44

T/5 John Daniel Morgan (Courtesy: Bill L Morgan)

T/5 John D Morgan
551st PIB
Company B


T/5 Jack Roland (Courtesy: Dominique Potier)

T/5 Jack Roland
551st PIB/508 PIR
Company B

Pvt Raymond Merrill Rueger Sr (Courtesy: Dominique Potier)

Pvt Raymond M Rueger Sr
551st PIB
Company B

S/Sgt James Morton Davis - 551st PIB/82nd Airborne

S/Sgt James Morton Davis
551st PIB
Company C


Pfc Joseph Viserta - 551st PIB (Courtesy: Dominique Potier)

Pfc Joseph Viserta
551st PIB
Company C

Pvt William E Whalen - 551stPIB Co C (Courtesy: Herb Cox)

Pvt William E Whalen
551st PIB Co C
KIA 3 Jan 45

1/Lt Donald A Booth - 551stPIB Co Hq (Courtesy: Dominique Potier)

1/Lt Donald A Booth
551st PIB Co Hq
KIA 7 Jan 45


Cpl John M Clark

Cpl John M Clark
551st PIB
Company Hq

Pvt James T Cleary - Silver Star Recipient (Courtesy: Gordon Stewart: WW II Airborne Demonstration Team)

Pvt James T Cleary
551st PIB Co Hq
KIA 7 Jan 45 (SS)

Pfc Ries Vernon - 551stPIB Co Hq (Courtesy: Dominique Potier)

Pfc Ries Vernon
551st PIB
Company Hq


Pfc Milo C Huempfner

Pfc Milo C Huempfner
551st PIB Serv Co
DSC

1/Lt Richard Hallock - 504 PIR Co A 3rd Platoon & 551st PIB Company C(Courtesy: Frank Van Lunteren)

1/Lt Richard Hallock
551st PIB
Company C

Captain William Smith - 517th PIR Co F Commander and 501st PIR (Courtesy: Dominique Potier)

Captain William Smith
551st PIB/517th PIR
Company C


Captain Edward W Hartman

Capt Edward W Hartman
551st PIB
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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 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
Morgan, John Daniel The Left Corner of My Heart : The Saga of the 551st Parachute Infantry Battalion Alder Enterprise, 1984. 548 p.
Orafalea, Gregory  Messengers of the Lost Battalion : The Heroic 551st and the Turning of the Tide at the Battle of the Bulge Free Press, March 14,1997. 432 p. ISBN: 068 482 804 9
Ryan, Cornelius  A Bridge Too Far 670p. ISBN: 0684803305
van Lunteren, Frank The Battle of Bridges: The 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment in Operation Market Garden Casemate, June 1,2014. 336 p. ISBN: 1612002323
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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