101st Airborne

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101st Airborne

The 101st Airborne Division of the United States Army was founded at Camp Claiborne, Louisiana in 1942. As some of the bravest men to ever serve in the military, the paratroopers of the 101st Airborne were instrumental in securing a victory over Germany in World War II. They took part in every major American battle in Europe, including D-Day and The Battle of the Bulge. The 101st Airborne remains strong today.


Paratroopers from the 101st were the first troops to enter France during the D-Day invasion. Despite being heavily outnumbered, the 101st Airborne secured the Omaha and Utah beaches, allowing the American invasion of occupied France.The 101st successfuly held the town of Bastogne, Belgium during the bloody Battle of the Bulge.

The legendary success of the 101st has made the division one of the most elite and beloved group of soldiers in American history.

Lasting Impact

The 101st Airborne


Rendevous With Destiny~ The motto of the 101st Airborne


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