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WWII veteran revisits regiment in the last frontier

Vincent Speranza, a World War II veteran who served in the 501st Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division, during the war, visited with his former unit now located on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Nov. 7. Speranza rode on an Alaska Army National Guard UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter and watched as the soldiers from 4th Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division, U.S. Army, parachuted from the helicopter onto Malamute Drop Zone on JBER. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. Edward Eagerton)



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This work, WWII veteran revisits regiment in the last frontier [Image 2 of 5], by SGT Edward Eagerton, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:11.07.2013

Date Posted:11.12.2013 20:50

Photo ID:1051107

VIRIN:131107-A-MW427-788

Resolution:4288x2848

Size:8.21 MB

Location:JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, AK, USGlobe

Hometown:ANCHORAGE, AK, US

Hometown:SPRINGFIELD, IL, US

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  • Digital photograph of a photograph provided by World War II veteran Vincent Speranza, 88, from Auburn Ill., taken of him in Scotland during World War II. Speranza visited soldiers of the 1st Battalion (Airborne), 501st Infantry Regiment, part of U.S. Army Alaska's 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division, at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, Nov. 6. Speranza, a combat veteran of H Company, 501st Parachute Infantry Regiment, then part of the 101st Airborne Division, fought at Bastogne, was wounded in combat shortly after the Battle of the Bulge, and when the 101st Airborne deactivated after the war was transferred to the 82nd Airborne for a brief period. (U.S. Air Force photo by Justin Connaher/Released)
  • Sgt. 1st Class Rebecca Hobson, a native of Cedaredge, Colo., assigned to C Company, 725th Brigade Support Battalion, hugs World War II veteran Vincent Speranza at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, Nov. 7. Speranza, 88, from Auburn, Ill., came to witness a parachute assault while visiting with soldiers from U.S. Army Alaska's 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division at JBER. Speranza, a combat veteran of H Company, 501st Parachute Infantry Regiment, then part of the 101st Airborne Division, fought at Bastogne, was wounded in combat shortly after the Battle of the Bulge, and when the 101st Airborne deactivated after the war was transferred to the 82nd Airborne for a brief period. (U.S. Air Force photo by Justin Connaher/Released)
  • Spc. Shawn Connelly, a native of Vernal, Utah, assigned to A Company, 725th Brigade Support Battalion, waits in a warming tent for his turn to walk to a waiting helicopter for a parachute jump at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, Nov. 7. World War II veteran Vincent Speranza, 88, from Auburn, Ill., came to witness a parachute assault while visiting with U.S. Army Alaska's 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division soldiers at JBER. Speranza, a combat veteran of H Company, 501st Parachute Infantry Regiment, then part of the 101st Airborne Division, fought at Bastogne, was wounded in combat shortly after the Battle of the Bulge, and when the 101st Airborne deactivated after the war was transferred to the 82nd Airborne for a brief period. (U.S. Air Force photo by Justin Connaher/Released)
  • World War II veteran Vincent Speranza, 88, from Auburn, Ill., talks about his combat experiences in front of a Nazi flag encased in glass signed by original members of the 501st Parachute Infantry Regiment while visiting with soldiers of the 1st Battalion (Airborne), 501st Infantry Regiment, part of U.S. Army Alaska's 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division, at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, Nov. 6. Speranza, a combat veteran of H Company, 501st Parachute Infantry Regiment, then part of the 101st Airborne Division, fought at Bastogne, was wounded in combat shortly after the Battle of the Bulge, and when the 101st Airborne deactivated after the war, was transferred to the 82nd Airborne for a brief period. (U.S. Air Force photo by Justin Connaher/Released)

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