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Histories for 82nd Airborne Division




Short history of the 307th Medical bn (ABN)
307th Sanitary train was organized and assigned to the 82nd infantry division in 1917 where it earned 3 campaign streamers during World War 1. In 1942 it was re-designated the 307th Airborne Medical Co. They participated in Operation Overlord jumping into Normandy. they also jumped into Holland with the 82nd. In World War 2 the 307th earned 6 combat streamers, 3 with arrowheads for "assaults" In 1965 the 307th deployed to the Dominican Republic where they were a major part in the peacekeeping mission In 1969 A co left with the 3rd of the 82nd for Vietnam Where the unit earned the Rep of VN Civil Action Honor Medal. In 1983 the Bn Deployed to Grenada to provide support where they treated both soldiers and civilians. In 1988 B Co deployed with 1st Bde to Panama where B company troopers performed the first Combat Jump since Vietnam. in 1990 307th was the first Med unit to deploy to Saudi where they progressed 250 miles into Iraq saving many lives of Us Troops and Iraqi's as well. In 1994 the 307th medical Bn was re-designated the 307th Forward Support Bn


May 07 2000 12:16:44:000AM




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