On the Warpath by Gil Cohen
Stars & Stripes described them as a “fabulous, ferocious gang of American paratroop desperados who refused to take a bath six months before D-Day.” Such was the lore of the “Filthy Thirteen,” the First Demolition Section, HQ Company, 506th PIR. On D-Day, they fulfilled their blood oaths, steeped in Indian tradition, and became the dirtiest disruption behind the German lines. Though nine would not return from France, all would live forever, as legends among the Screaming Eagles.
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506 limited-edition prints, unnumbered, signed by "Filthy 13" paratrooper Jack Agnew.
An original member of the "Filthy Thirteen" (officially known as the First Demolition Section, HQ Company, 506th PIR), Agnew participated in the D-Day jump and Operation Market Garden before he and several of his fellow "Filthy Thirteen" paratroopers volunteered to become Pathfinders. On December 23, 1944, Agnew was amongst the two sticks of Pathfinders who parachuted into the besieged town of Bastogne to coordinate the aerial re-supply of the 101st Airborne Division.