Steve Zaley spent three decades listening to his father's stories about fighting in World War II with the 82nd Airborne Division's 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment. He spent another decade writing a full anthology about his father's experience. That book, "They Are Only Gone If They Are Forgotten," is the subject of episode 47 of the All American Legacy podcast.
Steve walks in his father's shoes, taking us through the formation of th 505th in 1942, then onto North Africa, Sicily, Normany, and Holland. D Day, Operation Market Garden, the Battle of the Bulge: his father was actually there. This a story Steve simply had to tell and we're glad he did. We must forever maintain the legacy of the men who defeated Nazsim and kept Europe free.