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When and where was the 82nd Infantry Division formed?

August 25, 1917 at Camp Gordon, GA


When and where was the 82nd Infantry Division reactivated?

March 25, 1942 at Camp Claiborne, LA


When did the 82nd Division become Airborne?

August 15, 1942


When was the 82nd Airborne relocated to Ft. Bragg, NC?

November 15, 1948


What are the Division Combat Jumps?

Sicily on July 9, 1943 during Operation Husky 1
Salerno on September 13, 1943 during Operation Avalanche
Normandy on June 6, 1944 during Operation Overlord
Nijmegen on September 17, 1944 during Operation Market Garden
Rio Hato on December 20, 1989 during Operation Just Cause


Who are the Division Medal of Honor recipients?

LTC Emory J. Pike
1SG Leonard Funk Jr.
CPL Alvin C. York
PFC Charles N. Deglopper
PVT John R. Towle
PVT Joe Gandara


How did "Geronimo" become the battalion motto?

Paratroopers at Ft. Benning, GA watched the movie "Geronimo", and PVT Aubrey Eberhardt said he would shout "Geronimo" on his first jump to show he wasn't scared.