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"Things aren't as bad you make them in your letters - we have a lot of laughs even in combat." (Letter to his sister and brother-in-law, January 24, 1945)

   Stanley Weinberg
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Stanley Weinberg
War: World War, 1939-1945
Branch: Army
Unit: 82nd Airborne, 505th Parachute Infantry
Service Location: Holland; Normandy, France
Rank: First Lieutenant
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As a paratrooper in the 82nd Airborne, Stanley Weinberg got the jump on the beachhead invasions, helping to liberate St. Mere Eglise at dawn of June 6. In their first month of action in France, his unit engaged five enemy divisions. His daughter Ann assembled a scrapbook of his exploits, which includes evocative photos of her father in various locales in the months following the invasion. A modest selection of his correspondence reflects Weinberg's perpetually optimistic attitude in the face of so many traumatic events.

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