World War II
After graduating from high school, my father enlisted in the Army and applied for Parachute School. Originally assigned to the 82nd Airborne, he was later transferred to the famous 101st Airborne. His orders took him overseas and he was part of the second wave of forces into Bastone. After the war ended, my father was assigned to General Eisenhower's Elite Guard in Europe.
101st Airborne in the European Theater
Rex Partington in Europe during World War II with the 101st Airborne, 507 Parachute Infantry then, post-war with General Eisenhower's Elite Guard.
The letter from my father to his father telling of his decision to join the Paratroops.