ROBERT ASHER. "A" COMPANY
ZlG BOROUGHS passed along news obtained from THURMAN JONES, "A" company, that ROBERT ASHER recently passed away. ROBERT was one of six paratroopers (including THURMAN JONES), who landed south of the Douve River on D-Day, and survived six days against heavy German forces before being captured. As a ROW, ROBERT spent time in Dresden, Germany, and was there when the Allies fired-bombed the city. ROBERT'S widow, BARBARA, lives at 2486 Hartridge Pt. Winter Haven, FL 33881-1286.
VIRGIL McGUIRE. "HQHQ" COMPANY
VlRGIL McGUIRE, 87, of HQHQ Company, died August 30, 2005, in Peoria, Illinois. VIRGIL is survived by his wife, ALVERNA, and daughter, CAROL. VIRGIL returned from Caterpillar Tractor Inc. after 40 years of service.
MARTHA LeBLEU SMITH. WIFE OF IT COL GORDON K. SMITH. 507th PIR
MARTHA SMITH, 86, wife of Lt Col. GORDON SMITH (Ret), 507th PIR, passed away on September 28,2005, at their home in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. MARTHA and GORDON made frequent trips to Normandy, France, and it was there in 1999, during the festivities surrounding the 55th anniversary of D-Day, that my wife and I first met MARTHA and GORDON. Many 508ers and their family members remember the SMITHS, as their paths often crossed those of 508ers during tours of Normandy.
NEW CONTACT INFORMATION FOR THURMAN JONES. "A" COMPANY
THURMAN JONES' new address is: 179 county Road 4235, Bivins, TX 75555, and his phone number is: (903) 796-4351. THURMAN is now living with his younger brother in the community in which they were raised.
SECOND PRINTING OF ZlG BOROUGHS' "THE 508th CONNECTION"
ZlG has decided to publish a second printing of his latest 508-related book, :The 508th Connection." Readers may order copies of the book by contacting ZlG by mail at P. 0. Box 1131, Pickens, SC 29671; by phone at: (864) 878-9523; and via e-mail at: email@example.com.
AIRBORNE REUNION INFORMATION
ROBERT CHISHOLM passed along more information regarding "Sun City Fiesta IV," a reunion of the All Airborne Chapter of the 82nd Airborne Division Association to be held June 30th through July 5th, 2006, in El Paso, Texas. Registration fee will be $75 per person and rooms will be approximately $88 per night (tax included). For more information, contact ROBERT at: 7 Cielo Lindo, Anthony, NM 88021. BILL NATION
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