Tag Archives: 501st Parachute Infantry Regiment

Bastogne Beer Run

World War II Veteran Vincent J. Speranza, spent 144 days in combat with Company H, 501st Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division, and, at 95, is one of the estimated 600 or so remaining vets who served at the Battle of the Bulge. A few months ago, he jumped with the Black Knights.

However, in the Bastogne area today, he is far better remembered for a beer run than for his staunchly-defended machine gun nest.

Check out the detailed backstory behind that, below.

Anatomy of an Airborne combat jump, Alaska style

A by-the-numbers look at a Joint Forcible Entry Exercise featuring paratroopers of the 1st Battalion, 501st Parachute Infantry Regiment and 3rd Battalion, 509th Parachute Infantry Regiment. Some 513 paratroopers dropped on the objective in less than 90 seconds by a flight of 7 C17s. (U.S. Army video by Staff Sgt. Daniel Love, U.S. Army Alaska)