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   Philip A. Russell
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War: World War, 1939-1945
Branch: Army
Unit: 1st Battalion, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division
Service Location: Normandy, France; European Theater
Rank: Sergeant
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The jump over Normandy; landing in a herd of cows. (03:42) June 6, 1944. (04:26) Operation Market Garden; taking a German pistol as a souvenir. (05:30)
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