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Sgt. George B. Tullidge Honored

Iron Mike statue at La Fiere Bridge, Sainte- Mere- Eglise, Normandy. 2018 first memorial jump to honor American paratroopers come to liberate France. The jumps prior to D-Day were quite different and executed in the early morning hours of June … Continue reading

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A Beautiful Day in the Life of An Old Paratrooper

Here are Eric Labourdette’s  own words about his jump into La Friere Bridge zone in June 2017.   https://talesalongtheway.com/2017/08/11/eric-labourette-guide-extraordinaire/ ” I wanted to jump to honor and remember the sacrifice of all those paratroopers who gave their lives  for our freedom. … Continue reading

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Eric Labourette, Guide Extraordinaire

Our sightseeing days in Normandy were Saturday and Sunday which made it possible to have Eric Labourdette available to  be our guide.  On our visit  in 1999 , we had no guide.  All we saw was St-Mere-Eglise , the Airborne … Continue reading

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