We are now able to offer a new "ride-along" Airborne experience. Individuals will be allowed to go "Airborne" along with jump team members on a C47 flight. Hear and feel what it's like to ride in a WWII vintage aircraft and watch the troops dressed in WWII uniforms and equipment "Stand Up & hook Up".
To learn more about this opportunity contact us at: operations_@_wwiiadt.org
Donald R Burgett
Enlistment date: 05 Apr 1943 Fort Riley, Kansas
Units: A Company, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st
Rank: Private First Class
Specialisations: Machine Gunner
Qualifications: Combat Infantryman Badge, Parachutist Wings
Bronze Star, Purple Heart with two
Oak Leaf Clusters. World War II Victory Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal, EAME
Theater Ribbon with 4 Bronze Stars and 2 Bronze Arrowheads, Presidential
Unit Citation, Distinguished Unit Badge with 1 Bronze Oak Leaf,
French Croix de Guerre with Palm, Belgian Croix de Guerre,
Belgian Fourragere, Netherlands Orange Lanyard
Discharge Date: 31 Dec 1945
Don fought in four major ETO campaigns of WWII, Normandy, The Netherlands, The Bulge, and Germany ending in Austria. He was wounded three separate times. For him, World War Two ended after the 101st Airborne Division had occupied Hitlerís home in Berchtesgaden, Germany. He was finally honourably discharged on December 31, 1945 in Camp Atterbury, Indiana, at age 20. From there he returned home January 01, 1946 to Detroit, Michigan.