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WWII veteran revisits regiment in the last frontier

Vincent Speranza (left), a former infantryman machine gunner with the 501st Parachute Infantry Regiment during World War II, remembers his battle buddies as he scrolls down a personnel list from his old unit while the 1-501’s commander, Lt. Col. Tobin Magsig hosts his visit Oct. 6, 2013, at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska. The tapestry, which bears his name and others from H Company, 3rd Battalion, 501st Parachute Infantry Regiment, hangs as a tribute and remembrance of the regiment’s storied history at the 1-501’s headquarters building at JBER. Speranza and his unit held important strategic fighting ground in Bastogne, Belgium during the winter of 1944. Speranza was at the base to visit paratroopers with the 1st Battalion (Airborne), 501st Infantry Regiment, and to be a special guest at their regimental ball. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Jeffrey Smith/Released)



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This work, WWII veteran revisits regiment in the last frontier [Image 4 of 5], by SFC Jeffrey Smith, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:11.06.2013

Date Posted:11.12.2013 20:48

Photo ID:1051105

VIRIN:131106-A-ZX807-501

Resolution:4288x2848

Size:5.86 MB

Location:JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, AK, USGlobe

Hometown:ANCHORAGE, AK, US

Hometown:SPRINGFIELD, IL, US

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