The
FORGOTTEN
BATTALION

THE BOOK
THE AUTHORS

An American Airborne Epic Part 1

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Ian Leonard GardnerIan Leonard Gardner was born in Dulwich, South London on 21st December 1961. He served for five years in Support Company 10th Battalion the Parachute Regiment as a medic, before leaving the Territorial Army in 1993 due to a parachuting injury. Ian has always loved military history but it was several years after leaving 10 Para that his interest in WWII US Paratroopers really began. Inspired after a visit to Normandy in 2000 he decided to focus on the 101st Airborne Division and in particular the 3rd Battalion of the 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment. Currently a self-employed graphic designer, 'Tonight We Die As Men', will be Ian's first historical work, co-written with Roger Day. He is married, has two teenage children and lives near Aldershot in Hampshire.

Roger John DayRoger John Day was born on 16th February 1955 in the Wiltshire market town of Marlborough. For generations his family have lived in and around the nearby village of Ramsbury and when he was one year old his parents moved there from Marlborough. Roger spent his childhood and early adult years living in the village and during that time became very interested in the wartime history of Ramsbury and the surrounding area. In 1978 he married and moved to Hungerford and has two grown up children and works for The Royal Mail. His interest in local wartime history resulted in the publication, during 1999, of his first book entitled 'Ramsbury at War'. In addition to co-authoring 'Tonight We Die As Men' with his friend Ian Gardner, Roger has also recently finished a history of the Second World War ammunition depot that was located in Savernake Forest, Wiltshire.



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