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09/18/2007
D-Day Paratrooper Shares Memories of Parachuting Into Normandy at Hudson Valley Community College Lecture

CONTACT: Jason McCord (518) 629-8071 or (518) 629-7180
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Tuesday, September 18, 2007

WHO: Corporal Forrest “Goody” Guth, a paratrooper with the 101st Airborne Division who dropped into Normandy for the D-Day invasion.
WHAT: Guth recalls his experiences with Easy Company, which was the focus of an HBO “Band of Brothers” episode.
WHEN:

Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2007
6:30 p.m. “Band of Brothers: Day of Days” episode screening
7:30 p.m. Cpl. Guth shares his experiences and answers audience questions

WHERE:

Bulmer Telecommunications Center Auditorium
Hudson Valley Community College campus
80 Vandenburgh Avenue, Troy

DETAILS:

Forrest “Goody” Guth was a corporal with Easy Company of the 101st Airborne Division who parachuted into Normandy the night before D-Day with the mission of securing the beaches, roads and bridges leading inland. Easy Company’s heroics were the focus of an HBO “Band of Brothers” episode. Guth also was involved in other World War II missions, including a combat mission in Bastogne, Belgium.

DIRECTIONS: Enter the Hudson Valley Community College campus via North Road (the entrance with the electronic sign on Route 4). Take your first right into the parking lot. The Bulmer Telecommunications Center is the large building with antennae towers on it. The auditorium is straight through the doors.