|Birth: ||Mar. 4, 1918|
PFC Cutting was in the 82nd Airborne, Parachute Infantry Regiment, Co. HQ 1st Battalion. Bronze Star Recipient.
Information below received from Mr. Cutting's niece.
(George Cutting) was my uncle. No one told me that he had passed away. I sent him a birthday card a few weeks ago. He was born on March 4, 1918 In Grand Junction, Colorado. He was the second child, and only son of George W. Cutting and Miriam Thomas Cutting. He served in the 82nd airborne during WWII, and parachuted behind enemy lines during D-day. He was immensely proud of his service, and participated in reunions of his company for decades. He and his wife, Barbara, ran an A and W root beer stand in California for many years. They retired when George was 55 and drove around the country in an RV. They visited all of the lower 48 states. He loved to hunt, fish and ski. He gave up skiing when he was 90.
He was a warm, wonderful man.
Received by my mother, Helen Paquet, Sept. 27, 1943:
I volunteered as a parachutist fully realizing the hazards of my chosen service and by my thoughts and by my actions will always uphold the prestige, honor and high esprit-de-corpe of the only volunteer branch of the army.
I realize that a parachutist is not merely a soldier who arrives by parachute to fight, but is an elite shocktrooper and that his country expects him to march farther and faster, to fight harder, to be more self-reliant and to soldier better than any other soldier.
I shall never fail my fellow comrades by shirking any duty or training, but will always keep myself mentally and physically fit and shoulder my full share of the task, whatever it may be.
I shall always accord my superiors fullest loyalty and I will always bear in mind the sacred trust I have in the lives of the men I will lead into battle.
I shall show other soldiers by my military courtesy to my superior officers and non-commissioned officers, by my neatness of dress, by my care of my weapons and equipment that I am a picked and well trained soldier.
I shall endeavor, always by my soldierly appearance, military bearing and behavior, reflect the high standards of training and morale of parachute troops.
I shall display a higher degree of initiative than is required of other troops and will fight on to my objective and mission, though I be the lone survivor.
I shall prove my ability as a fighting man against the enemy on the field of battle, not by quarreling with my comrades in arms or by bragging about my deeds, thus needlessly arousing jealousy and resentment against parachute troops.
I shall always realize that battles are won by an army fighting as a team, that I fight first and blaze the path into battle for others to follow and to carry the battle on.
I belong to the finest fighting unit in the Army. By my appearance, actions and battlefield deeds alone, I speak for my fighting ability. I will strive to uphold the honor and prestige of my outfit, making my country proud of me and to the unit to which I belong.
UNITED STATES ARMY PARATROOPER
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Created by: rosie mcnaughton
Record added: Nov 14, 2012
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