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“You are about to embark upon the Great Crusade…you will bring about the destruction of the German war machine, the elimination of Nazi tyranny over the oppressed peoples of Europe, and security for ourselves in a free world…”

- Dwight D. Eisenhower

In early April, 1944 the 505's sister regiment, the 504th PIR, returned to England after spending four month's with Mark Clark's 5th Army in Italy. Twenty-five members of the 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment volunteered for detached service to fight in the invasion of Normandy. Seventeen were killed in action.

- Staff Sergeant Ross Carter 504-PIR

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