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
Enlistment date: July 1943
Units: H Company, 502nd Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division
Rank: Private First Class
Qualifications: Combat Infantryman Badge, Parachute Wings
Decorations: Bronze Star, EAME Campaign Medal, Purple Heart, Presidential Unit Citation, Belgian Fourrager, Netherlands Orange Lanyard
Discharge Date: December 1945
Other Information: Valentino joined the 502nd Parachute Infantry regiment as a replacement before the jump into The Netherlands. He was taken by truck to Bastogne where he was wounded before returning to his unit in the Alsace campaign.