101st Airborne Division paratroopers at the Marmion Farm complex near Ravenoville, Normandy, June 6th or 7th, 1944. Trooper at right searching German prisoner is from the 502nd Parachute Infantry Regiment.
The 82nd Airborne Division is the premier Light Infantry Division of the United States Army. It has a long and storied history. The division is primarily an Airborne division which means that its troops are dropped behind enemy lines by parachute. They can also be used the same way as conventional infantry which is by ground infiltration.