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Robert Lee Wolverton

Military Person

Robert Lee Wolverton Lt. Col. Robert Lee Wolverton was the commander of the American 3rd Battalion, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne, from 1942 until his death on D-Day, June 6, 1944, during World War II . Part of the same regiment to which belonged the legendary "Band of Brothers," Wolverton's men fought in the epic Operation Market Garden and Battle of the Bulge in Bastogne. Despite being killed before landing on French soil Order of battle for the American airborne landings in Normandy, Wolverton's legacy endured, particularly on the strength of a prayer spoken to the 750 men in his battalion hours before the D-Day parachute drop behind enemy lines. The colonel Robert Wolverton's words were cited by President Ronald Reagan in a 1984 speech from Normandy on the 40th anniversary of the invasion and recounted in numerous books and in Newsweek and Associated Press stories on a battalion reunion held in Kansas City on the first D-Day anniversary after the war . Following is a recounting of the prayer: The men were called together, and they stood in the orchard on either side of a low earthen mound which fenced the fields. Upon the earthen hedgerow stood Lt. Col. Robert L. Wolverton,  ( Wikipedia article )

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Personal facts

Known as
Lt. Col. Robert Lee Wolverton
Date of birth
1914-10-05
Place of birth
Elkins

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