Carl Henning

Veteran’s Day Tribute

My Dad was in the 101st Airborne. His glider landed on D-Day. He fought in Holland, probably in operation Market Garden. That’s where he was wounded. And he was back in action to defend Bastogne during the Battle of the Bulge. The Silent Wings Museum presents the story of the glider soldiers in World War II. It’s on the site of South Plains Army Air Field which took over the Lubbock airport to be the training facility for glider pilots. Of course, Dad did not need that training; he and his cannon were passengers. Dad said very little about his time in the Army; so seeing the museum helps to understand what life might have been like.

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