Immediately following the Field Club Parade, the men of the 507th headed off for a unit photo shoot at the Heartland Airborne Memorial located in Heartland of America Park. Sculptor Matthew Placzec was commissioned by the Heartland Airborne Association to create the impressive 8 ft. tall bronze sculpture that serves to honor all Airborne, Glider, and Air Assault troopers throughout our nation's history. The memorial was dedicated on August 11, 2007. It's very inspiring to stand before the figure of a determined paratrooper ready to make his jump into destiny. All of the photos were taken by Jon's father, Victor, and are absolutely stunning. What a fitting tribute to our Airborne forces and to our nation's independence!
Read all about the great events that the World War 2 Guys take part in throughout the year.