Allied Airborne forces jumped into Africa, Sicily, France and Germany. In Operations Torch, Husky, Dragoon Overlord and Varsity, from D-Day to crossing the Rhine, Airborne troops dropped behind enemy lines and fought against overwhelming odds. And they had guns and other arms specific to just the Airborne. Learn about the men and the guns, those on both the American and British side when you attend the American Rifleman Special Presentation, "The Guns of the Airborne," at the NRA Annual Meetings & Exhibits in Atlanta, Sunday, April 30, 2017, (1 p.m. to 3 p.m., Room B406b-B407) to learn more. Regular session attendees know the seats fill up fast, often rendering the event Standing Room Only. In other words, get there early!
Martin K.A. Morgan is an author/historian who studies the American experience in World War II. He holds a BA in history from the University of Alabama (1991), an MA in history from the University of Alabama at Birmingham (1996), and is currently a history doctoral student at the University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg, Miss. Additionally, he is the author of two books and a contributing writer to American Rifleman as well as World War II Quarterly. With a background as a park ranger and a museum professional he has been leading battlefield tours around the world and has appeared regularly on television programs relating to historical subjects.