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The First Men in Often outnumbered and frequently outgunned, the men of the 82nd Airborne Division accomplished every mission, held every piece of ground gained, and helped secure the success of the greatest amphibious invasion in history. Full description

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" Superbly researched, elegantly written, and a lasting testament to the bravery and leadership of [the 82nd Airborne]."--Carlo D'Este, Author of Eisenhower: A Soldier's Life and Patton: A Genius For War

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Ed Ruggero is the author of Combat Jump: The Young Men Who Led the Assault into Fortress Europe, July 1943 and Duty First: A Year in the Life of West Point and the Making of American Leaders. He was an infantry officer in the United States Army for eleven years and is an experienced keynote speaker on leadership development. He lives in Wallingford, Pennsylvania.

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