82nd Airborne Division History
The United States Army 82nd Airborne Division's History
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When & where was the 82nd Infantry Division formed?
The 82nd Infantry Division was formed on August 25th, 1917 at Camp Gordon, Georgia
Why was the 82nd given the nickname "All-Americans"?
Because members of the Division came from all 48 states, hence its famed "AA" shoulder patch
When was the 82nd Infantry Division demobilized?
Immediately after World War I
When was the 82nd Infantry Division reactivated?
The 82nd was reactivated on March 25, 1942 at Camp Claiborne, Louisiana. Under the command of Major General Omar N. Bradley.
When did the 82nd INF DIV became the 82nd AIRBORNE Division?
It became the first airborne division on August 15, 1942.
Name the 82nd's 5 Combat parachute assaults?
Name the 82nd's 5 Medal of Honor recipients?
LTC Emory J. Pike (WWI)
CPL Alvin C. York (WWI)
PFC Charles N. DeGlopper (WWII)
PVT John R. Towle (WWII)
1SG Leonard Funk, Jr. (WWII)
Who was the first Division Commanding General?
Major General Kben Swift (25 Aug 1917 / 23 Nov 1917)
Who was the first Division Command Sergeant Major?
Sergeant Major R. L. Rape (Apr 59 - Aug 59)
Name the last 3 Division Commanders
Major General David M. Rodriguez
Major General Curtis M. Scaparrotti
Major General James L. Huggins, Jr.
Name the last 3 Division CSMs
CSM Wolf Amacker
CSM Thomas R. Capel
CSM Bryant Lambert
Who is the current Division CSM (as of 2013)
Command Sergeant Major LaMarquis Knowles
Who is the current Division Commander (as of 2013)
Major General John W. Nicholson, Jr.