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75th Anniversary of the Airborne - Jump Wings
« on: February 21, 2018, 05:12:35 PM »
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One of the cooler pieces I've been given in a long time; my good friend SFC(R) Luke Keating is the Senior Instructor/Writer at Headquarters, 1-507th PIR, United States Army Airborne School here at Benning; for the 75th Anniversary of the Test Platoon's 1st Jump here at Benning on 16 August 1940, Luke went & had 507 sets of serial numbered pin back wings that he & the Battalion Command Team could present to deserving Paratroopers; 2 weeks ago, he gave me set #441

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Definitely a one-of-a-kind set & I will cherish them for years to come

The brotherhood.....AIRBORNE!

Chris
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Re: 75th Anniversary of the Airborne - Jump Wings
« Reply #1 on: February 23, 2018, 08:05:27 PM »
Chris,

What an excellent tribute piece to celebrate the 75th!  Congratulations on receiving a set.

Paul

 

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