Making History Project

WWII Veteran CPL Brodie Hand Paratrooper captured by German Forces

April 26, 2017

WWII Veteran Brodie Hand is an American Paratrooper from the 508 P.I.R. of the 82nd Airborne. Brodie was interviewed in Charleston, South Carolina on November 5, 2016. Brodie was born in Texas and volunteered for the U.S. Army during World War II. Brodie jumped on D-Day into Normandy and was captured by German forces on the first day. Brodie remained a POW for the duration of World War II and reflects on that experience during the interview.

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