48 - The Are Only Gone If They Are Forgotten l Memories of the 505th

All American Legacy | The History of the 82nd Airborne Division show

Summary: <p>Steve Zaley spent three decades listening to his father's stories about fighting in World War II with the 82nd Airborne Division's 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment.  He spent another decade writing a full anthology about his father's experience.  That book, "They Are Only Gone If They Are Forgotten," is the subject of episode 47 of the All American Legacy podcast.</p><br> <p>Steve walks in his father's shoes, taking us through the formation of th 505th in 1942, then onto North Africa, Sicily, Normany, and Holland.  D Day, Operation Market Garden, the Battle of the Bulge: his father was actually there.  This a story Steve simply had to tell and we're glad he did.  We must forever maintain the legacy of the men who defeated Nazsim and kept Europe free.</p>