"Shifty Powers" photo autographed by Darrell "Shifty" Powers
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This 8 x 10 portrait photo shows Easy Company's famed rifleman, Darrell "Shifty" Powers, in his dress uniform and bears his autograph, in black marker.
Shifty Powers was born on March 13, 1923 in Clinchco, Virginia. Following high school, Powers underwent vocational training as a machinist at Norfolk Naval Yard.
Not wanting to "miss the war," in August 1942, at age 19, Powers, along with his friend, Robert "Popeye" Wynn, volunteered for the paratroops. Powers and Wynn became original members of Easy Company, 506th P.I.R. and underwent basic training with the unit at Camp Toccoa, Georgia.
As a member of Easy Company, and often times, a platoon scout, Powers participated in all of 101st Airborne Division's major campaigns in the European Theatre of Operations. He received two Bronze Star awards for valor and was never wounded during his service.
Powers left the service in October 1945, after 3 years of duty. He made his post-war career as a machinist.
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