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Paratroopers of the 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment

This page is dedicated to Clyde Russell



Captain Clyde Russell served as the 2nd Battalion adjutant during the Sicily and Italy campaigns. Before leaving Sicily, he was given command of E Company 505, which he led through D-Day and the fighting in Normandy.

He remained in the military after the war and would go on to command the 505 in 1955.

Below: Captain Russell one week before D-Day

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