Airborne 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment a-2 Lea by Cockpit/Avirex Leather Jackets
Item Number: Z21E004
Nicknamed the Curahees after the Apache word "stand alone" and made famous by the book "Band of Brothers" by Steven Ambrose and its television movie adaptation. Cockpit USA is pleased to offer the finest replica of the original 1941 russet brown American horsehide A-2 jacket with the insignia of 506 PIR.They fought in World War II in Normandy, Holland and held the line at the Battle of the Bulge in December 1944 and captured Hitler's mountain hideout in 1945. After World War II, the 506th became an Air Assault regiment and in Vietnam five troopers from the 506th were awarded the Medal of Honor. In 2004 and 2005 the 506th was deployed to Habbaniya, Iraq and was then redeployed by early 2008 in Operation Enduring Freedom to Afghanistan. The Pair O'Dice insignia which has been displayed on the original 506th A-2's remains a symbol today that cannot be stopped in the cause of freedom. We present it with honor. (Insignia sewn through lining as were originals) Proudly made in the U.S.A.