82nd Airborne Division Blog

In this section we talk about people and events of the 82nd in WWII - the known and hopefully lots of the previously unknown. If you have something to add, we would love to hear it. You can enter your comments at the bottom of each story.

From the mayor of the first town liberated on D-Day

This letter from Mayor Renaud to General DeGaulle was discovered in the American National Archives by Tommy McArdle. Likely written in 1944. FROM THE MAYOR OF SAINTE MERE EGLISE TO MONSIER LE COMMISSAIRE DU GOUVERNEMENT DU GENERAL DE GAULLE SUBJECT:  REQUEST FOR A FRENCH CITATION FOR THE TWO AIRBORNE BATTALIONS; WHICH LANDED IN SAINTE MERE [...]