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Washington, DC: United States Army, Center of Military History, 1990. 50th Anniversary Commemorative Edition. Trade paperback. ix, , 151,  pages. Wraps. Abbreviations. Illustrations. Maps. CMH Pub 100-3. When originally published this was one of a series of fourteen studies of World War II operations originally published by the War Department's Historical Division. Those volumes, prepared by professional historians shortly after the events described, provide a concise summary of some of the major campaigns and battles fought by American soldiers. The skillful combination of combat interviews with primary sources, many of which are now lost, gives these narratives a special importance to military historians.
Charlotte, NC: The Delmar Company, 1982. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Hardcover. 400 pages. Illustrations (some in color). Format is approximately 9 inches by 12.25 inches. Decorative front cover. Illustrated end papers. Some top of pages soiled. Notation on fep that this was once the property of SFC Carol H. Miller, Jr. , HQ 2d Bde, 82d Abn Div. This is an increasingly scarce item associated with a remarkably effective Army unit. This yearbook is a small glimpse of the 82d Airborne Division in 1982, truly the "Year of the 82s". It contains a Foreword, History, Something Special, All-American Day, Capex, Organization,m Annual Review. Association Convention, General Ridgway Message, 1982 All-American Unite, 1982 Exercises [Bright Star, Gallant Eagle, Reforger], Sinai-MFO, Fayetteville, and In Memoriam. It records some of the activities, some of the equipment, some of the facilities, some of the geography visited, and some of the personalities who made up the division during this time. It cannot describe or depict adequately the Spirit of the airborne, and undefinable thread of comradeship and respect that binds together men who are willing to jump from a plane in flight, to entrust their lives to a parachute,....men who are prepared at any time to fulfill the sacred trust placed in them by the people of the United States. This is a snapshot of this unit just prior to its deployment in 1983 to Grenada as part of Operation Urgent Fury.