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Thank you Redleg 13a, but I believe Chaplain Rayburn is limiting the group to those killed in training. I'm sure there are a lot of us on the board here that know exactly how your grandfather felt in those few short seconds before impact. JoeRedleg13a wrote: My grandpa wasn't killed in training but he was injured sufficiently to be discharged from service. He was in D co, 506th from August '42 until discharged in '43. They were doing a training jump somewhere and someone came in under him and stole his air and his parachute collapsed. He burned the rest of the way in and broke his eardrum and had some other injuries. He was discharged in November. I don't know where or exactly when it happened and he passed away in '87 so I can't ask him.
JoeHDVoyager wrote:Attention Currahees!
Chaplain (CPT) Robert Rayburn, 2/506th Inf Bn, 506th Infantry Regiment needs our help.
He has taken on the tough task of trying to identify all 506th guys killed in training, accidents, etc., instead of combat during WWII. We have input from Petra and Leoni at the Screaming Eagles of WWII Foundation. Their work is attached.
The Chaplain’s goal is to create a monument at the Currahee (KIA) Memorial on Fort Campbell honoring all those killed in training.
As far as we know there has never been an attempt to collect this “Killed in Training" information and there is nothing that recognizes their service anywhere. So, if you can help us out this this noble effort, please review, clarify and add any additional information that you might have. Please email the info to me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks - Joe