The Inspiration

Stephen Michael Zaley
The Author’s father: Stephen Michael Zaley

The Paratroopers of the 82nd Airborne Division were feared by an enemy who would defy the spearhead of the world power; yet the same paratroopers the enemy feared would be welcome into the homes of the people who waited patiently and silently for their own rescue.  No other fighting unit in World War II could equal the accomplishments of the 505th Combat Team of the 82nd Airborne Division.