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Camden man remembers tragic 1943 parachute jump
Paratroopers - Memorial
A memorial to the 505ths Parachute Infantrys jump stands along INVISTAs walking track by U.S. 1 in Lugoff. - photo by Gary Phillips
“It’s in my mind and I’ll never get it out. I stood there on the bank and watched them pull them out dead.” That’s the recollection of 86-year-old Freddie L. Wilson of Camden, who watched a tragic military parachute exercise that went horribly wrong on March 29, 1943, when Wilson was 14.