506th Airborne Infantry

Regiment Association

1st Airborne Battle Group 1956-1964


An American Insurrection: The Battle of Oxford, MS, 1962
by William Doyle

"On October 1, 1962, in the early morning, a force of nearly 30,000 American combat troops raced toward Oxford, MS in a colossal armada of helicopters, transport planes, Jeeps and Army trucks. Their mission was to save Oxford, the University of Mississippi and a small force of federal marshals from being destroyed by over 2,000 white civilians who were rioting after James Meredith, a black Air Force veteran, arrived to integrate the school."

The 1st Airborne Battle Group, 506th Infantry were the first US Army troops to arrive in the area.



We Stand Alone
As sung to the tune of "High above the Chattahoochee near the Upatois"

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