WWII, 82nd Airborne Division and today

This is the next generation of the 82nd Airborne Division in our family, Matthew Bednarski. He has earned the title of 82nd Airborne Division Paratrooper Bednarski. Matthew is attached to the same Company as my Father in 1942, 82nd Airborne Division, 505, 3 BCT He had a picture of my father in his top jumpsuit pocket for all 5 jumps. The photo is from the historical WW2 paratrooper book “They Are Only Gone IF They Are Forgotten”


WW2 Living history Day at Kinga Mountain NC Historical Museum

I will be attending the WWII Living History Day. Signed and serialized copies of the book “They Are Only Gone IF They Are Forgotten” will be for sale. All of you reenactors come by and meet me. I would like to get your contact information as we will be planning on needing reenactors when we are going to produce the sizzle reel for the movie venue. The event is being held at 100 E Mountain St, Kings Mountain, NC 28086, USA……..Thank you for your time in this matter.
Steve Zaley author “They Are Only Gone If They Are Forgotten”

82nd Airborne Division Paratrooper KIA in WWII

A picture of Hector Duquette

After 20 years of searching off and on for the family of 82nd Airborne Division, 505 Combat Team Paratrooper Hector Duquette who was KIA in Holland, I finally contacted them. They had no idea that he is considered a Hero in Holland for his actions that led to the death of many enemy soldiers. His actions also saved the lives of many of his fellow paratroopers…  We are still looking for the families of the other 30 paratroopers that we could never find. I will be posting their names and what part of the country they enlisted from.