Here is the interview that Ben Powers was kind enough to do about the book “They Are Only Gone If They Are Forgotten”…. The story is about the original members of the 82nd Airborne Division, 505th Combat Team, Third Battalion, Headquarters Company 1942-1945.
Steve Zaley spent three decades listening to his father’s stories about fighting in World War II with the 82nd Airborne Division’s 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment. He spent another twenty years writing a full anthology about his father’s experience. The book, “They Are Only Gone If They Are Forgotten,” is the subject of the Senior Radio in Buffalo NY.
Steve walks in his father’s shoes, taking us through the formation of th 505th in 1942, then onto North Africa, Sicily, Normany, and Holland. D Day, Operation Market Garden, the Battle of the Bulge: his father was actually there. This a story Steve simply had to tell and we’re glad he did. We must forever maintain the legacy of the men who defeated Nazsim and kept Europe free.