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COMBAT STORIES FROM World War II

Guy Whidden | 502nd Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division

5:01   |   Guy Whidden parachuted into Sainte-Mere-Eglise and as soon as he was on the ground, an equipment bundle landing at the same time hit him in the head and knocked him out. He was too dazed to find his "Cricket" to signal friendlies and this nearly got him shot. He hooked up with another Airborne unit because his own was nowhere to be found. It was absolute chaos and there were bullets flying everywhere.

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