About Us

Our Purpose

Fraternal, patriotic, historical and educational; to perpetuate and further the comradeship and esprit de corps among its members developed during service in World War II as members of the 503rd Parachute R.C.T., composed of the 503rd Parachute Infantry Regiment, the 462nd Parachute Field Artillery and the 161st Parachute Engineer Company.

Originally its mission was accomplished by chapter meetings held regionally across the US, newsletters and an annual National Convention. Currently, due to declining numbers, the Association publishes a quarterly newsletter and holds an annual Reunion.


  1. To seek out the identity and whereabouts of all living persons who are eligible for membership.
  2. To recruit the largest possible active membership.
  3. To encourage and assist in the formation of Chapters.
  4. To attain maximum participation in the affairs of the corporation.
  5. To assist in every honorable way in upholding and furthering the interests of the 503rd Parachute RCT in maintaining it’s pre-eminence among airborne organizations, past and present.
  6. To venerate and honor deceased members of the corporation and those members of the 503rd Parachute RCT who gave their lives while serving their country in time of war.
  7. To expand public knowledge of the organization by carrying out worth programs and activities in conformity with the Purpose and Objectives.
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