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551st Parachute Infantry Association

551st Parachute Infantry Association

The 551st Parachute Infantry Association, originally activated back in 1984, is now re-activated. To become a member email us at info@551pib.us. GOYA!

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Photos taken 30 years ago by our Association Historian Chris Lewis, while assigned to B Co 3-505th PIR, 82d Airborne Division during Operation Desert Storm - AATW! ... See More from 551See Less from 551

3 weeks ago

Matt Akers

I'm working on a research paper on the 551st. I'm wondering if anyone photo off art.print.of.the battalion flag? Thanks! ... See More from 551See Less from 551

3 weeks ago

Matt Akers

I working on a research paper on the 551st. I'm wondering if someone had a photograph or art work of the Battion flag? ... See More from 551See Less from 551

Happy Anniversary to Ernest and Mary Scango!!

77 years ago on February 7, 1944 Ernest Scango married the love of his life in Pennsylvania, just after enlisting in the Army. Following their wedding he and Mary travelled together to North Carolina where they met up with the 551st Parachute Infantry Battalion at Camp Mackall. Their daughter shared that the extra paratroop pay and the bonus of furlough influenced their decision to join the paratroopers. Little did they know, at the time, that Furlough was a puppy, not days off. All kidding aside, they received actual furlough, and the GOYAs gained another hero in Mr. Scango. He was welcomed to Baker company with open arms and was soon fighting for his life in WWII. Happy Anniversary once again to these two GOYAs!!
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Happy Anniversary to Ernest and Mary Scango!!

77 years ago on February 7, 1944 Ernest Scango married the love of his life in Pennsylvania, just after enlisting in the Army.  Following their wedding he and Mary travelled together to North Carolina where they met up with the 551st Parachute Infantry Battalion at Camp Mackall.  Their daughter shared that the extra paratroop pay and the bonus of furlough influenced their decision to join the paratroopers.  Little did they know, at the time, that Furlough was a puppy, not days off.  All kidding aside, they received actual furlough, and the GOYAs gained another hero in Mr. Scango.  He was welcomed to Baker company with open arms and was soon fighting for his life in WWII.  Happy Anniversary once again to these two GOYAs!!

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Happy Anniversary from the Ardennes, Belgium 🍾🍾

Happy Anniversary from South of France! GOYA!!! 🌴🇺🇲🇲🇫🌴

Happy anniversary GOYA. Here in Belgium we’ll never forget. 🇺🇸🇧🇪

The Scrantonian, Sun, Feb 20, 1944

77 X 🎂🥂 The Scrantonian, Sun, Feb 20, 1944

The Scrantonian Times, Sun, Feb 20, 1944

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1 month ago

Jean Marie Plusquin

Little walk in the rain yesterday afternoon.
There are days of strolling in search of the past which give pleasure and which give moments of emotion when you release a piece as historic as this one in Dairomont.
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Little walk in the rain yesterday afternoon.
There are days of strolling in search of the past which give pleasure and which give moments of emotion when you release a piece as historic as this one in Dairomont.Image attachmentImage attachment
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