503d Regimental Marker Upgrade
The 173d Airborne Brigade Memorial Foundation Board of Directors has made some improvements to the 503d Parachute Infantry Regiment recently installed on the footprint of the 173d Airborne Brigade Memorial.
Honorary Regimental CSM Rick Weik recommended that a list of the major parachute assaults conducted by Regimental Units in World War II, Vietnam and Iraq (depicted below) be displayed on the rear of the Regimental Marker. His recommendation received unanimous support from the Memorial Foundation Board of Directors. Funds for the construction and installation of the marker and this upgrade, were provided by the Distinguished and Honorary Members of the 503d Parachute Infantry Regiment and their supporters.
Combat Parachute Assaults
Markham Valley, New Guinea – 5 September 1943
Noemfoor Island, Dutch New Guinea – 3 – 4 July 1944
Corregidor (“the Rock”), Philippines – 16 February 1945
War Zone C, Tåy Ninh Province, South Vietnam – 22 February 1967
Bashur Airfield, Bashur, Iraq – 26 March 2003