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Old 10-04-2015, 12:13 AM   #27
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Private First Class David Kenyon Webster (June 2, 1922 - September 9, 1961) was an American soldier, journalist and author. During World War II he was a private with Easy Company, 2nd Battalion, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, in the 101st Airborne Division..Webster was born in New York and educated at The Taft School, Watertown, Connecticut. He was of English and Scottish descent..The Massachusetts Bay Colony was an English settlement on the east coast of North America (Massachusetts Bay) in the 17th century, in New England, situated around the present-day cities of Salem and Boston..From a wealthy and influential family, Webster could have arranged an officer's commission stateside, but he wanted to be a "grunt" and thus be able to see and document the war from a foxhole..On D-Day, Webster landed nearly alone and off-course in flooded fields behind Utah Beach, and was wounded a few days later.. He also jumped into the Netherlands in Operation Market Garden.. Later in this campaign, he was wounded in the leg by machine gun fire during an attack in the no-man's land called "the Island", near Arnhem, where the company was Relocated after Operation Market Garden P...

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While recuperating back in England, Webster missed the Battle of the Bulge fighting and rejoined his unit in February 1945 after being formally released by the hospital.. What he found was a decimated regiment, exhausted, weary and bitter over the loss of friends..He was the last of the surviving Toccoa veterans who had fought in Normandy to be sent home..The most prominent local landmark is Currahee Mountain.. Paratroopers in training ran from the camp up the mountain and back, memorialized in the HBO series, Band of Brothers, with the shout "3 miles up, 3 miles down".. Members of the 506th still refer to themselves as "Currahees", derived from the Cherokee word gurahiyi, which means "stand alone, together".. The crest is surmounted by a group of telecommunications towers..Rod Serling, creator of the Twilight Zone, started his military career here in 1943..

He had a wife (Barbara), whom he married in 1951, and had 3 children.. His interest in sharks led him to write a book on the subject entitled Myth and Maneater: The Story of the Shark.. However, Webster's interest in aquatics eventually may have led to his demise, as he was lost at sea off the coast of Santa Monica on September 9, 1961.. As his body was never recovered, it is generally assumed that Webster drowned..Santa Monica was long inhabited by the Tongva people.. Santa Monica was called Kecheek in the Tongva language..The first non-indigenous group to set foot in the area was the party of explorer Gaspar de PortolĂ ..By 1767, Jesuit missionaries on the Baja California peninsula started establishing 21 missions over a period of 54 years.. Rumours were circulating that the Jesuits had amassed a fortune and were becoming very powerful..Tongva Park occupies 6 acres between Ocean Avenue and Main Street, just south of Colorado Avenue.. Forgive me, El Guapo.. I know that I, Jefe, do not have your superior intellect and education...

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