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1924 1
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David Clinton Tharp
David Clinton Tharp
Served with 101st Airborne Division, Five-O-Deuce and fought in the WWII European battle campaigns of Normandy, Carentan, Holland and the Battle of the Bulge. His wartime letters and memoirs has been published in COMES A SOLDIER'S WHISPER.
David Clinton 101st Airborne Paratrooper 502nd PIR
David Clinton 101st Airborne Paratrooper 502nd PIR
Dad in 1943. He went on to become a radio operator with regimental headquarters under Colonel Cole, Colonel Chappuis and Colonel Michaelis.
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Person:
David C Tharp 1
Level of Education: 3 years of high school 1
Marital Status: Single, without dependents 1
Birth:
1924 1
Indiana 1
Residence:
Place: Pike County, Indiana 1
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World War II 1

Branch:
Army 1
Enlistment Date:
05 Nov 1942 1
Army Branch:
Air Corps 1
Army Serial Number:
15335101 1
Enlistment Place:
Ft Benjamin Harrison Indiana 1
Enlistment Term:
Enlistment for the duration of the War or other emergency, plus six months, subject to the discretion of the President or otherwise according to law 1
Source of Army Personnel:
Civil Life 1
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Salespersons 1
Race or Ethnicity:
White 1
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Box Number: 0199 1
Film Reel Number: 2.56 1

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Fighting For Freedom

Bastogne, Belgium

David Clinton 101st Airborne Paratrooper 502nd PIR
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"Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction."
~ Ronald Reagan, President of the United States

It was January 1945. My mother, Dad's then sweetheart, wrote that people were not suffering back in the United States during the WWII. Dad's letters written as a 101st Airborne paratrooper have now been preserved in Comes A Soldier's Whisper. He responded to her letter with the following:

"So you don't think the people at home are suffering much? Listen, darling, they don't a damn bit. They've got better jobs than they ever had. They're spending more money than ever. Their homes aren't being shelled or bombed. Yes, it must be terrible for some of them. But the only ones that are hurt back there are the people who have lost their sons and loved ones in this fight for freedom. Hell, most people think we're fighting for someone else. Maybe so, but in order to keep our government and way of life, we too must be in it. Men have sacrificed their lives for our freedom. We cannot let them down now."

May we always remember our soldier's sacrifices made to protect our freedom and way of life.

Remembering history one day at a time...

Jenny Tharp La Sala
Proud 101st Airborne Veteran's Daughter
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We at COMES A SOLDIER’S WHISPER are grateful to Operation First Response for their interest in our project. A portion of the book’s profits will be contributed to OFR to assist in their invaluable work with America’s veterans. Operation First Response services are provided from the onset of injury, throughout the veteran’s recovery period and along their journey from military life into the civilian world. www.operationfirstresponse.org.

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