101st Airborne 501 Parachute Infantry Presidential Unit Citation, Bastogne 1945
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101st Airborne 501 Parachute Infantry Presidential Unit Citation, Bastogne 1945:
RARE 101 st Airborne Presidential Unit Citation Ceremony Booklet
Printed in 1945 at theconclusion of the Battle of The Bulge where the 101st and its attached units held the line at Bastogne while encirceled by German Forces
FIRST Presidential Unit Citation awarded to an entire Division
This booklet honors the 501 Parachute Infantry Regiment
Measures 13 3/4 X 9 5/8
Features a 6 Page booklet, The coverdepicts the battle at Bastogne " Bastion Of Bastogne", Inside front page 1has a blue drawing of the PUC ribbon for the uniform, Three members of the 501 wrote their names and hometowns on the inside top cover
Page2 says " TO THE MEN WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN BATTLE 501 PARACHUTE INFANTRY"
Page3 features an extract ofthe Unit Citation by General George S. Patton, dated February 7, 1945
Page4 Features the presention speech by General Dwight Eisenhower
Page 5 & 6describes the Citadel of Bastogne and where the 501took uppositions onthe line at Bastogne on the morning of 19 December 1944, the courageous feats they overcame with seven German Divisions attacking the 101st , and the breakthrough the day after Christmas by the Fourth Armored Division, and the 101st having held the line....
Back cover is a blue drawing of an American Paratrooper at present arms with the wingedLiberty with sword in hand above him
The bottom cover states, " IMPRIMERIES BELLENAND ~ FONTENAY ~ AUX~ROSES ~ 63.161 ~ This city is located in the Southwest of Paris
No doubt the printing company who produced this RARE and magnificent War TimeSouvenir which was given to each member of the 101 st and the 501st
Paper Items RARELY survive this long a period, andin this condition