Letter to the Editor

Armed force division looking for veterans

Sunday, November 16, 2008

To the Editor:

We are trying to locate the many veterans that have passed through the 82nd Airborne Division in the past 66 years. We need to record their deeds for history for our younger generations.

The 82nd Airborne Division has served in Afghanistan and Iraq for the past few years and will return for another tour of duty. This is the most decorated division in today's military.

We have 100 civilian chapters across the U.S.A., which serve both the military and civilians. With 34,000 members, we hold regular meetings, annual picnics, dinner-dances, mini-reunions, an annual National Convention, local parades and sponsor school programs on our Airborne history.

Our membership has veterans from the 11th, 13th, 17th, 82nd, 101st and today's special forces. Combat is not a requirement, only the wings you earn through hard work and determination.

Respectfully submitted,

Shirley R. Gossett,

World War II

National Membership