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Gen. William C. Lee, a native of Dunn, was credited with creating the airborne corps of the U.S. Army.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 54 Issue 2, July 1986, p12-13, il
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4653
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Dunn native William C. Lee is known as the \"Father of the Airborne.\" Having seen paratroopers in foreign countries, General Lee worked hard during the 1930s and 1940s to convince the U.S. military to develop a fighting paratrooper program. He was successful. On the night of June 5, 1944, 10,000 paratroopers of the 82nd and 101st Airborne Divisions parachuted into France at the start of the Normandy Invasion. General Lee was not among them, having suffered a heart attack in April, but as each trooper jumped, he shouted, \"Bill Lee!\"
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Carolina Country (NoCar HD 9688 N8 C38x), Vol. 32 Issue 6, June 2000, p20-21, il, por Periodical Website
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29145
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Ltc. Sion H. Harrington, III repeats of a story told to him by Chaplin Larry Smedley of the 82nd Airborne Division of a paratrooper exercise at the Jungle Operations Training Center training in Panama. Smedley was on a jump exercise as an enlisted man years before when an accident happened. A mechanical failure occurred during the jump and many of Smedley’s fellow soldiers jumped into the path of an oncoming aircraft and were killed when they hit the plane’s propellers. Smedley relates how his life was spared during the exercise and how the accident caused him to become a chaplain in the Army.
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Recall (NoCar F 252 .R43), Vol. 11 Issue 2, Fall 2005, p18-19