2006 "The ParaTrooper" Friends of NRA Bronze Statue!
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The Original Price for NRA members was 250$. This item will continue to rise in Value!
This sculpture was fashioned after a paratrooper from the Airborne divisions who fought in WWII. In addition to being a talented artist, Terry is an avid historian. Featured below is an essay written by Rick Terry, the sculptor: June 6th, 1944, D-Day. The Allied invasion of Hitler's "Fortress Europe," found members of the 101st and 82nd Airborne Divisions dropping at night into German occupied France. The jump was chaotic due to the turbulent weather and German gunfire. Jumping too fast and too low further complicated their mission by scattering the troops miles from their assigned drop zones. This mission was to relieve some of the pressure from the amphibious assault troops landing at Utah Beach.
D-Day was just the beginning for most of the troops as they battled across Europe, eventually bringing about the defeat of Germany.
Of course, it wasn't just the Airborne Divisions or the American forces that won the war, and it wasn't only the Germans in Europe we were fighting. World War II was immense in scope with so many stories to tell. As a sculptor, my job was to simplify into a symbolic form, a small, but significant part of that history.
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