HQ Company
502nd Parachute Infantry Regiment
101st Airborne Division


Amfreville and Carentan, June 4, 2014

Guy Whidden was born on June 18, 1923 in Wyncote, Pennsylvania, to Rendol and Myrtle Whidden.

Guy Whidden was a paratrooper in HQ Company, 502nd Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division during World War 2. He was a machine gunner and jumped into Normandy in the early hours of June 6, 1944. Guy Whidden also jumped into Holland during operation Market Garden in September, 1944. He was severely wounded near Best during a mortar attack when three of his best friends were killed by the same mortar. Guy was still recovering in a hospital when the Battle of the Bulge happened. After his recovery, he was sent back to Fort Benning and became a jump school instructor.
Guy Whidden is awarded with the Purple Heart, the Combat Infantry badge, a Netherlands Orange Lanyard, and the Good Conduct Medal.

His wife Mrs. Julia Ann Damuth Whidden, 75, of Frederick, MD died Saturday, December 30, 2006 at the Kline Hospice House. They were married on August 27, 1950.

Pfc. Guy Whidden with his unmistakable smile

With his father Randol

With his mother Myrtle

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