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CLAY COUNTY RESOLUTION FOR 508TH
WHEREAS, the 508 Parachute Infantry Regiment was organized at Camp Blanding on October 20, 1942; and

: .,, WHEREAS, the 508 Parachute Infantry Regiment was the only Regiment formed in the State of Florida and became attached to the 82nd Airborne Division in 1944; and

WHEREAS, the 508 Parachute Infantry Regiment won the presidential unit citation Eor heroic performance in the D-Day Normandy Invasion on June 6, 1944, where they suffered more than 50 percent casualties of approximately 2,200 men while protecting this country's cherished freedom; and

WHEREAS, the 508 Pararchute [sic] Infantry Regiment participated in the Holland invasion on September, 17, 1944 , and in the Battle of the Bulge in December, 1944; and

WHEREAS, the 508 Parachute Infantry Regiment received several awards from France, Holland and Belgium, and was chosen as General Dwight D. Elsenhower's honor guard at the end of World War II; and

WHEREAS, the 508 Parachute Infantry Regiment has 13 of its members still residing in Clay County, and neighboring Duval and St. Johns County.

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Board of County Commissioners, Clay County Florida, hereby wishes to commend the 508 Parachute Infantry Regiment for its heroic efforts to protect the citizens of the United States.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Board of County Commissioners, Clay County, Florida, wishes to extend, on behalf of all Clay County citizens, its sincere thanks and praise to those residents in the tri-county area that served in the 508 Parachute Infantry Regiment.

DULY ADOPTED by the Board of County Commissioners, Clay County, Florida, this 22nd day of May, 1990.

 

ATTEST:

/s/

John Keene

Clerk of the Circuit Court Ex-officio Clerk to the Board of County Commissioners

BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
CLAY COUNTY, FLORIDA

[signed by]

James B. Jett,
Charman

Dennis M. Frushone, Vice-Chairman

Dale S. Wilson

Garry C. McIntyre

Ronald L. Stotler

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