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Stories Behind The Stars: Private Verlaine B. Alton
Private Verlaine B. Alton
During World War II, the 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment activated at Fort Benning, Georgia in July of 1942 and later became a part of the 82nd Airborne Division of the US Army. The 505th PIR was stationed in Tunisia and was a part of the Allied invasion of Sicily. They then were stationed in England and participated in the Battle of Normandy, Operation Market Garden in the Netherlands, and the Battle of the Bulge.