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Our Mission

The Association strives to honor, preserve and communicate the history of all generations of 508th Paratroopers.  From the hedgerows of Normandy; to the farm fields and forests of Eastern Holland; to the treacherous snows of the Ardennes; to the Texas prairies of Operation Longhorn Korea Era training; to the streets of Santo Domingo; to the jungles of Vietnam; to the beach sands of Grenada; to the burning neighborhoods of Panama City; to European NATO shows of force; to the deserts of Iraq; and to the mountains of Afghanistan—the 508th has been front and center in safeguarding freedom.  Our Nation and the World salute the extraordinary legacy of 508th Paratroopers.

The 1-508 Monument Project

1st Battalion 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment (PIR), as part of the 4BCT (Brigade Combat Team) and later the 3BCT of the famed 82nd Airborne Division, has deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan an extraordinary six times during the Global War on Terrorism.  Like so many units, many 1-508 Paratroopers have suffered life-altering injuries and many others have made the ultimate sacrifice.  The 1-508 Monument Project will complete the existing array of engraved granite memorial ledgers with new monuments dedicated to those who perished in Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan during the Battalion’s 2009-2010, 2012 and 2014 tours—saluting 18 additional fallen Paratroopers.


  •  Make an online donation, including a Leadership Gift, towards the Project.  The Family and Friends of the 508th PIR Association is a Non-Profit, Tax-Exempt 501(c)(3) charitable organization and donations and sponsorships are generally tax-deductible.


  •   Donations may also be made via Personal Check (U.S. bank only), Money Order or International Postal Order, made out to “F&F of the 508th PIR Assn” and mailed to: Ellen Peters, Treasurer,  3630 Townsend Dr, Dallas, TX 75229-3805

  •  Become a New Member of the Association, help Preserve the Legacy.

  •  Review List of Donors to the 1-508 Monument Project (TBA)

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