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    WWII veteran revisits regiment in the last frontier [Image 4 of 5]

    WWII veteran revisits regiment in the last frontier

    JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, AK, UNITED STATES

    11.06.2013

    Photo by Staff Sgt. Jeffrey Smith 

    4th Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division Public Affairs

    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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    Date Taken: 11.06.2013
    Date Posted: 11.12.2013 21:11
    Photo ID: 1051105
    VIRIN: 131106-A-ZX807-501
    Resolution: 4288x2848
    Size: 5.86 MB
    Location: JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, AK, US 
    Hometown: ANCHORAGE, AK, US
    Hometown: SPRINGFIELD, IL, US

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