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Imagine being packed shoulder to shoulder in a C-47 Skytrain. As silence filled the cargo deck, paratroopers from the 62nd Troop Carrier Squadron mentally prepared for their unforeseen future. Little did they know June 6, 1944, would mark a moment in history, and shape a legacy worth honoring. Leo Rigard, a former engineer for the 62nd TCS,
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French and British paratroopers congratulate each other after successfully landing on the drop zone during exercise Falcon Leap Sept. 15, 2017, at the Houtdorperveld Drop Zone, Netherlands. Approximately 750 paratroopers from eight different countries participated in exercise Falcon Leap and the commemoration of Operation Market Garden. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Codie Collins) Operation Market Garden honored 73 years later: Jump to remember
Freedom isn't free; the price isn't paid by one country alone. Allied troops wearing different uniforms, originating from different countries were transported on a C-47. Sitting shoulder to shoulder, they prepared to jump from side doors of the aircraft into the unknown. Confident their mission would be a success, they had no idea the majority of
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