4th Battalion 325th Airborne Paratroopers Marker, Fort Bragg
This marker memorializes the service of the paratroopers of the 4th Battalion 325th Airborne Infantry Regiment of the United States Army. The memorial is made of a slightly slanted slab of granite, approximately four feet long by two feet high and two feet deep, and is engraved on the front face. The engraved text is framed on the left by the "AA" ("All-American") insignia from the shoulder patch of the 82nd Airborne Division. And it is framed on the right by the insignia from the patch of the 2nd Brigade Combat Team of the 82nd Airborne Division, known as the "Gold Falcons". The insignia engraved at the top of the marker represents the U.S. Army Master Parachutist Badge.
IN HONOR AND MEMORY OF / THE PARATROOPERS OF THE / 4TH BATTALION, / 325TH AIRBORNE / INFANTRY REGIMENT, / “THE GOLD FALCONS”
82nd Airborne Museum, Fort Bragg
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The marker sits next to the 82nd Airborne Division Museum that has been site of annual services to honor fallen paratroopers and their families. On May 19, 2011, the names of more 200 fallen paratroopers were read during the services for All-American Week.