To Whom It May Concern at the ABMC, CMH & US Army War College:
Why does the 501st
Prcht Inf have the 101st Abn Div on itís
headstones at all of the ABMC Cemeteries but the 508th
Prcht Inf does not?
They were all Non-Divisional Regiments, yet as
mentioned the 501st Prcht Inf has the 101st
Abn Div instead of Regt at the end of the headstone.
There has to be uniformity at
the ABMC around the world. There can be no
difference between the headstones of Non-Divisional
Attached is an email from the ABMC and they
reference that fact along with the Center Of
This means either the 501st
Prcht Inf 101st Abn Div has to be changed
to 501st Prcht Inf Regt or the 508th
Prcht Inf Regt has to be changed to 508th
Prcht Inf 82nd Abn Div.
attached are two headstones showing the
between the 501st Prcht Inf 101st
Abn Div and the 508th Prcht Inf
Regt. Both the 501st Prcht Inf and the
508th Prcht Inf were Non-Divisional
Regiments and attached is that documentation from
Order Of Battle US Army ETO WW2 (highlighted in
yellow for the ABMC because thatís what they are,
I know that ABMC will whine and
cry about this because they hate WWII Paratroopers
in their care but they have to fix this issue.
Brian N. Siddall
September 22, 2017