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PARATROOPERS !

The Pictures are show in the order of their "Service Dates"
If Serve Dates the same, then by date received.

This page contains Pictures with Service Dates from 1954-1959.
For Pictures with Services Dates:

1938 - 1949 1950 - 1953 1960 - 19??
Of course, you can view these pictures and continue to the before 1954 pictures at their conclusion.

Robert Smith ,  Served with the 11th Airborne's 188th ABN Regimental Combat Team's CO. G. at FT. Campbell, Ky. July 1954 - June 1955

You  can find out all about Bob on his web site -- site has been remove we have no more info.
Bob 1954Bob 1994
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Norman Taliaferro ,   Served With The 11 th Airborne's  Recon Company  1954 TO 1957 At Ft. Campbell, Ky And In Augsburg, Germany.

Sad News Norman Passed away on November 20, 2004

You  can find out all about Norman on his web site: http://www.angelfire.com/nt2/sposs
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Juan K Lovin ,  Entered service in May 1954. Basic Training and Advanced Airborne Infantry at Ft Jackson, SC June thru October 1954, 11th Quartermaster Parachute Supply Co (11th PM Co), Ft Campbell, KY in November 1954. Jump School - Ft Campbell, KY, November-December 1954. Rigger School - Ft Lee, VA, January thru April 1955. 11th Quartermaster Parachute Supply Co, APO 112 - Gablingen, Germany, February 1956 thru May 1957. Discharged Active Duty May 1957.

You  can Juan on his web site: http://home.comcast.net/~aandjlovin/RIGGERS-OF-THE-50-0.htm
You  can also E-mail Juan at:     aandjlovin@comcast.net
Juan Lovin
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Ernest Ramos ,  served with 2nd Platoon Med co 188AIR, 11th Airborne Division's . He went to jump school at Fort Campbell Jan `55 and Jump Master school at Fort Bragg march `56. He also went to jungle warfare school in panama with the 2nd Bat of the 188 AIR operation Jungle Jim and was in Operation Sagebrush with HQ CO 82nd

You  can E-mail Ernest at:     ernie@pe.net
Ernest Ramos
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C. J. Magro ,  served from Sept, 1954 to Aug, 1957 with the 11th Airborne Division's  11th Medical Battalion's, Clearing Co.  At Ft. Campbell, Ky And In Munich Germany. Last picture taken June of 2000 while making Freefall parachute jumps at Crestview Fl. -- 44 years between pictures.

You  can find out all about C. J.  on his web site:  http://home.hiwaay.net/~magro/index.html
CJ Magro 1956 - yr 2000
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EUGENE C. KOLENSKI ,  Entered the service 27 OCT 1954 and served until 24 OCT 1957. He served with THE 82ND (325TH), and the 11th. Airborne Division's 11th Medical Battalion Ambulance Co. After discharge from the Paratroopers re - entered the service (USAF) 10 FEB 1958 THRU 1 MAR 1979.

Sad news, Gene passed away   11-5-2001
Gene 1955Gene 1995
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Jerry A'Day ,  began basic training at Fort Ord, CA in July 1954. In February 1955 he was sent to the 82nd Airborne, Ft. Bragg, NC for Jump School, he was then transferred to the 11th Airborne Medical Battalion, Clearing Company,and on January 1956 shipped out to Stetten Kaserne, Munich, Germany until June 1957 when he was discharged.

You  can E-mail Jerry at:     judya@afes.com
Jerry A'day
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Ronald Bishop , served from 1954 thru 63.SVC Co. 508th ARCT. FT Campbell,Ky. Admin Co. 11th ABN. Div, G Co. 188th AIR.Ft. Campbell, Ky.C. Co 504th Air. C.Bat.377th ARTY. Augsburg, Germany HQ Co 327th Ft.Cambell 5th Corp LRRP Wildflecken Germany.

You  can E-mail Ronald at:     Guzzi01@aol.com
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Michael G. Goebel , served as a cook in Ambulance Company 11th. Airborne Division's 11th Medical Battalion from 1955 until his discharge in Sept. 57. He stay out for 15 years then joined the Reserves in 73. He served with the 11th Special Forces Group until his retirement in 1992 as a SGM. in the Military Intelligence Company of the 11th Group.

You  can E-mail Mike at:     grgoebel@home.net
Mike 1956Mike 1997
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Joe Medina , served from Nov. 1954 thru Oct. 1957. He graduated jump school on 7 May 1955 and spent the rest of my three year enlistment with Company A, 1st Battalion, 188th Airborne Infantry Regiment. In early 1956 Gyroscoped and spent 18 months in Gablingen Kaserne, Germany. He was discharged on 31 Oct 1957

You  can E-mail Joe at:     jpmedina1@gmail.com
Joe Medina
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Eugene Gilmartin, enlisted on his seventeenth birthday in January 1955. His basic was at Fort Dix, NJ, and transferred to Fort Leonard Wood, MO for Corp of Engineers Training. Volunteering for the Airborne, he was transferred to Fort Bragg NC and was assigned to "C" Company 325th PIR, 82nd ABN, where he went to Jump School during July and August 1955. In January of 1956 he was transferred to Fort Campbell, KY, "C" Company 188th PIR, 11th Airborne Division. In March he Gyroed to Gablingen, Germany. In 1957 he transferred to "B" Company 2/504th ABG at Reese Barracks, Augsburg. He was discharged Jan. 1958 at Fort Dix, NJ. 54 years between pictures.

You can E-mail Gene at: Eugene.Gilmartin@yahoo.com
Gene Gilmartin
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Andy Sanford ,   Served in the Army from 1955 to 1976. He served with the 11th Medical Battalion From December 1955 at Ft. Campbell, Ky.,1956 at Stetten Kaserne in Munich, Germany and at Sheridan Kaserne in Augsburg; He returnted to the states to serve with the 101st Airborne from 1960 to 1964 . In 1965, he went to Vietnam and served with the 173rd Airborne Brigade. In 1967, he graduated from the Army Flight School at Ft. Rucker, Ala. Was immediately returned to Vietnam where he flew "OTTERS!"

You  can find out all about Andy on his web site: http://www.oldotterpilot.com/OP/
Andy-thenAndy-1999
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Jim Campbell ,  served with the 11th Airborne Division's  11th Medical Battalion's, Ambulance Co. from 1955 to 1958 At Ft. Campbell, Ky And In Munich Germany. ** Both Pictures were taken at Stetten Kaserne in Munich Germany ; 42 years between pictures.

You  can E-mail Jim at:     stetten11abn@msn.com
Campbell-1956 Campbell- 1998
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Tom Astin ,  served with the 11th Airborne Division's  11th Medical Battalion's, Ambulance Co. from 1955 to 1958, At Ft. Campbell, Ky And In Munich Germany. ** Tom as a Steel Worker in NY. and Tom in 1999, on his latest toy A 1965 MARLIN (OUT OF PRODUCTION ) with twin 270 H,P, engines

Sad news, Tom passed away   6-24-2002
Tom Astin-1956 Tom Astin 6-3-99
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Frank Wright ,  served with the 11th Airborne Division's  11th Medical Battalion's, Clearing Co. from 1955 to 1958, At Ft. Campbell, Ky And In Munich Germany. ** 43 years between pictures.

You  can E-mail Frank at:     Fewtwo@aol.com
Wright 1956Wright 1999
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Eugene Gilmartin, enlisted on his seventeenth birthday in January 1955. His basic was at Fort Dix, NJ, and transferred to Fort Leonard Wood, MO for Corp of Engineers Training. Volunteering for the Airborne, he was transferred to Fort Bragg NC and was assigned to "C" Company 325th PIR, 82nd ABN, where he went to Jump School during July and August 1955. In January of 1956 he was transferred to Fort Campbell, KY, "C" Company 188th PIR, 11th Airborne Division. In March he Gyroed to Gablingen, Germany. In 1957 he transferred to "B" Company 2/504th ABG at Reese Barracks, Augsburg. He was discharged Jan. 1958 at Fort Dix, NJ. 54 years between pictures.
You  can E-mail Eugene at:     Eugene.Gilmartin@yahoo.com
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Howard Chenowith,  served with the 11th Airborne Division's  11th Medical Battalion's, Anbulance Co. from 1956 to 1958,  at Stetten Kaserne in Munich and at Sheridan Kaserne in Augsburg Germany.  Howard is pictured with his wife Sue.  Howard, doesn't have an E-mail address at this time.

Howard and wife Sue
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Robert Gordon Lloyd ,   Served With The 11 th Airborne's HHC, 188 th ABG. at Ft. Campbell and in Augsburg Germany from 1955 TO 1958 ;   1958, Went to Beirut, Lebanon With the 24th ABN DIV.;  1966, Vietnam with the 1st Brigade, 101st ABN DIV. Combat Photographer.;   Also served with the 82nd ABN DIV. and HHC XVIII ABN CORPS, G2 Section.;   Retired 1975;

You  can E-mail Bob at:     RLloyd6813@aol.com
Robert had an unusual accomplishment in 1969; he earned the German Army's Parachutes Badge.
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Robert Duke Served With The 11th Airborne At Ft. Campbell , Ky And In Augsburg, Germany; from 1955 TO 1957. Find out all about Bob on his web site: http://dukeoriginals.com

Bob 1956 Bob 1998
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Cliff Dillard,  served  with the 11th  Airborne's 188 Infantry Regiment at  Ft. Campbell, and in Augsburg, Germany. 1955 to 1958.    He now Serves as National Q.M. with The 11th Airborne Association .
Cliff, 40 years later in Augsburg.   4o years ago he use to hold on to that sign for a different reason!
Cliff Dill
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Gene Farmer,  Joined the army in 1955. He served with the 11th Airborne Division beginning Feb 1956 at Fort Campbell, Ky and then in Augsburg, Germany. While staying at Reese Barracks he was in Co. E 188th Abn Inf Div and Co. A 504th Inf 2nd Abn Battle Group. ETS March 1958.
You  can E-mail Gene at: genefarmer1@earthlink.net
Gene Farmer 1956
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Jack Marlett,  served from 1955 to 1957 with the 82th Airborne's 505 Battle Group support Co. then 1957 to 58 Camp Kasier in Korea. .   Jack's wife name is Carolyn
You can E-mail Jack at: carjac@socket.net
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John Rio,  served with the 508th ARTC at Ft Campbell and Japan 1955-1956, In the 101st B co 506th ABG Ft Campbell 1956-1958, In the 82d MP Det. Ft Bragg 1959-1962. Airborne Jump School Cadre Ft Benning 1962, Co B, 1/508th Ft Kobbe, Canal Zone 1962-1963. Retired as a Helicopter pilot in 1975.
You can E-mail John at: cwojohnrio@centurytel.net
John Rio
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Jimmy Wages, served from Jan. 1955 to Nov. 1957 with the 11th Airborne Division's 503d Abn Inf Regiment, Svc Co at Ft Campbell, KY and Co C 2d ABG 502d Infantry, Munich, Germany on Warner Karserne. Had a brake in service and later re-enlisted, sent back to Ft Campbell, KY served with Co A 2d ABG 187th Infantry, Hq XVIII Abn Corps Ft Bragg, NC, Hq Ranger Tng Bdg, Ft Benning, GA and other post and assignment through over 30 yrs svc. Time between first picture, second and third *** 34 yrs ***and last retired ***41 yrs The Perty young lady is his wife Sarah.
You can E-mail Jim at: jdwages@eastex.net.
Jim Wages & wife Sarah
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Robert Bradley RA11280677 graduated from jump school 1955 participated in operation Gyroscope when the 508th ARCT flew to Camp Wood outside Kumamoto city on the island of Kyushu. Regiment returned stateside 1956 on board the USS General Mitchell. 508th ARCT was first restructured into Co "D" 506 AIBG (Airborne Infantry Battle Group) than once again restructured into Co "D" 1st Battle Group 506 Infantry would be interested in contacting anybody that was in Co "D" in the aforementioned regiments. The after picture was taken in 1998 when I retired as a by-law enforcement officer with the town of Whitby, Ontario, Canada
You can E-mail Robert at:robbrad@sympatico.ca
Bob Bradley
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Frank J Brewer, served with 2ND INF.DIV.9TH. INF FT LEWIS WASHINGTON & ALLISON AIRFORCE BASE FAIRBANKS ALASKA 1955-1957 1958 44TH ARTY. (SP} FT. LEWIS 1959-1960 2BG. 187TH.MTR BTRY 101ST ABN DIV 1961 11TH.FIELD ARTY FT, CAMPBELL 1962-1963 4TH MLS COMM.CAMP PAGE KOREA 1964-1965 CTC FOLLOW ME FT. BENNING GA.1965-1999 EMPLOYED BY GENERAL MOTORS . ME & MY LOVELY WIFE now SPEND our TIME GOLFING FISHING TRAVELING & GOING TO CHURCH COULDN'T BE ANY BETTER
You can E-mail Frank at:fbrewe4000@juno.com
Frank Brewer
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Dean Thomas graduated from Jump School at Bragg (1st photo) Nov., 1956, and was assigned to E Company, 2/505th AIR 82nd ABN Div. Transferred to A Company, 325th Airborne Battle Group, 82nd ABN Div. in 1958. Participated in the May 1959 National Invitational Parachute Meet at Bragg as a member of the 18th ABN Corps Sport Parachute Club (2nd photo). Jumpmaster School and Sr. Wings May, 1959. Separated from Army May 1959, back to Texas A&M and a degree in Aerospace Engineering. 3rd photo is with wife, Jean, 43 years later.
You can E-mail Dean at:  LDeanT@bellsouth.net
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Edward Semenko Enlisted in 1956, jump school Fort Benning 1957. Spc.Assgmt. 1958-1959 Adv.Gp. SE Asia with the 144th Ord. Co. -- Reserve unit discharged in 1964.
You can E-mail Edward at:  esemenko@hotmail.com

Ed Semenko
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Will Robinson Jr.,  served "RA" from Aug 58 to Aug 61 with Battery D 319th Abn FA 101st Abn Div. Ft Campbell, KY ; Served "ER" Oct 64 to Jul 67 with A Company 2nd SF Grp Abn and B Company 11th SF Grp Abn in an A Team and in a B Team. Will , completed JM Sch Ft Campbell, KY and has earned his Senior Parachutist Badge and a Parachute Rigger Badge.
You  can E-mail Will at: wrobijr@sceinet.com

Will 1959SGT WILLWill 1998
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John Dingwall,  served with the 15th Scottish Bn Parachute Regiment (Territorial Army) from 1958-62 then joined up in the Regular Army. After training joined the 2nd Bn Parachute Regiment, till 1970. During that time he served two years at the Airborne Depot as a recruit instructor and then rejoined 2 Para as 11 Platoon Sergeant in D Coy. In 1970 went on a helicopter pilots course and after completion was posted to 664 Parachute Sqn Army Air Corps. He left the Army in 1979 and flew as a civilian pilot, worldwide, till retirement in 1995.

You  can find out all about John on his web site: Http://freespace.virgin.net/j.dingwall/
John_Ding John_Ding
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Thomas Jeff Carter,  served in c-co 1/501 at Ft Bragg.1958 then gyro-ed to Lee barracks Germany with d-co 1/504 in Nov. 58..transfersd to a-co 1/504 in June 59.got discharged in Dec.60
Re-uped in June 62 (spec. forces training group) Ft Bragg Sent to the recon plt 1/505 (right across the street from the 1/504) in Germany in Sept 62.
The 04 and 05 was re designated the 1st and 2nd 509 in early spring of 63. In May of 63 got sent to the 1/13 Batt. (recon plt) in Baumholder Germany (leg outfit)Stayed there untill June 65 when I was discharged.
The good looking young lady with  Jeff  is  his  wife Linda

You  can E-mail Jeff at:     gdtymer@hotmail.com
Jeff Carter
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Kenneth R. Swain,  served with the 101st Div. MP's 1958, and the 8th Div Airborne MP's 1959 to 1960, the Photo on the right is when he Retired in 1986 as Chief of Glen Ridge Police Dept., New Jersey. He is now Selling Real Estate, Smith Mountain Lake, Virginia his tel# is 800 858-4653

You  can E-mail Ken at: swain@roanoke.infi.net

Kenneth Swain
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Eli Haggins, enlisted14 February 1958. Basic Ft. Knox, Ky Ait Ft.Dix NJ, Jump school Ft Bragg NC Assigned to 504th abn. inf. gyroed to Mainz Germany with the 504th in Dec 58. On the USS Butner Returned to States in Nov 60 Assigned Ft Lewis WA. ( straight leg Damnit) Reupped July 62 Assigned to Ft Campbell, KY 101st. Went to Vietnam with the 1st brigade of the 101st Airborne Div. On the USS Eltiinge.

You  can find out all about Eli  on his web site:  http://oldtrooper.com/

Eli Haggins
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Eugene Victor McCarthy (Gene),  Basic and Advanced Infantry Training - July 1958 to December 1958 Fort Ord, CA ,  Airborne tranning Ft. Campbell KY, Headquarters Company, 502nd Battle Group (STRIKE), 101st Airborne Division - December 1958 to July 1960,    then overseas to Echo Company, 2nd Battle Group, 24th Infantry Division, Gablingen, Germany - July 1960 to July 1961

You  can E-mail Gene at: cmsconsult@home.com

Gene Mccarthy
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Jerry Higgins,  served with the 82nd Airborne Division, 1st 503, D Company 1959. Jump school May 1959 at Ft. Bragg. October 1959 to May 1961 8th Inf. Division 1st 504 ABN Combat Support Company, Lee Barrack, Mainz Germany. 1961 to 1962 1st U.S. Long Range Reconnaissance Patrol (LRRP) Company Esslingen Germany. Jerry was injured as a Police Office in 1968, shot in the line of duty.

You  can E-mail Jerry at: Birmroller@aol.com

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Henry (Hank) Larson. joined the Paratroopers while stationed at Ft Leonard Wood Mo. he went to 612 QM AERIAL SUPPORT CO. at Ft. Bragg NC. where he went to jump school during July and Aug. of 1959. After jump school he went to Rigger school at Ft. Lee Va. in Oct 1959. he went tdy to A&E test board 18th Airborne Corp Hdq. While there he jumped Cessna L 19s, & 20s H 21 Copters, and the C 124 Globe Master. He went to Germany in 1960 until 1961 when he returned to the states for discharge

You  can E-mail Hank at: hlarson@rochester.rr.com

Hank Larson
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Anthony [Tony] Golla. Served in the army July 1959 to April 1963.  Stationed at Fort Campbell 1960. Army picture was taken in Puerto Rico, also spent 2 years in Germany [Stuttgart area] 34th signal bn. The current picture is 41 years later

You  can E-mail Tony at:  tgolla@vbe.com

Tony Golla
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Jerry Ray, Served with the 82nd. D/325 airborne battle group from 1959-1960.---from there he went to E/504 Mainz Germany 8th.Inf.Div. The current picture is 41 years later with wife Betty

You  can E-mail Jerry at:  plf504@aol.com

Jerry Ray
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Harvey Wein, Served with the 82nd. Signal Battalion from 1959-1960.--- The current picture is with his wife Daphne taken in 2001, Daphne served 2+ years with the Israeli army.
You  can E-mail Harvey at:  dhwein@hotmail.com

Harvey and Daphne
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Jerome Stalmack, Served with the 82nd. Artillery Batteryy B & C 319th from March 1959 to Sept. 1960.

You  can E-mail Jerome at:  JerNJude@centurytel.net

Jerome Stalmack
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Melvin G. Jones, Served in the army from 1959 until 1965. After a tour on Okinawa, He went to Mainz Germany with the 16th Transportation Co.  He Completed the 8th Inf. Div.Jumpschool in 1963 and was assigned to Hq Co. 509th ABN Inf.  He then join the Airforce in 1965 and retired in 1979

You  can E-mail Melvin at:  brookforest64@hotmail.com

Melvin Jones
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Tom Simpson, Served in the 101st Airborne from January 1959~February 1962 with Hq&Hq Co. Command&Control Battalion Motor Pool C Company 1/502 "Choppin' Charlie" .
SFC Henry Slomanski pinned own his wings

You  can E-mail Tom at:  simpsontbarb@chartertn.net

Tom Simpson
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McCoin, Frank , Served from --1959-1962 Basic -- Ft. Jackson, SC. Jump School --Ft Bragg -- May/June of 1959 Assigned to -- Mortar Battery 2/503 82nd Airborne Div. June 1960 2/503 Shipped out to Okinawa, Japan. Jumped thru out the FAR EAST

You  can E-mail Frank at:  FrankMcCoin@aol.com

Frank McCoin
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