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505th Parachute Infantry Regimental jump
Several local veterans groups recently attended a commemoration ceremony at the flagpole and marker in front of Invista in Lugoff. The event marked the 71st anniversary of a significant event in the history of both our county and our nation. The following two paragraphs from A History of Kershaw County South Carolina (2011) by Joan A. and L. Glen Inabinet condenses and describes the event: "In a significant operation in Kershaw County March 29, 1943, the 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment from Fort Bragg made the first regimental mass parachute jump in U.S. Army history.