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Mampre enlisted in Dallas in 1942 and volunteered for paratrooper.<ref name="p.17, Brotherton"/> He was sent to Toccoa, Georgia for training. The first day in Toccoa Mampre befriended [[Edwin Pepping|Ed Pepping]], who also became a medic for Easy Company.<ref>p.50, Brotherton</ref> During training, one of the jobs for the medics was to make medical checks in the community in the Deep South.<ref>p.51, Brotherton</ref> Right before [[D-Day]], Mampre had an infection on his neck. He was in the hospital and missed the jump.
 
Mampre enlisted in Dallas in 1942 and volunteered for paratrooper.<ref name="p.17, Brotherton"/> He was sent to Toccoa, Georgia for training. The first day in Toccoa Mampre befriended [[Edwin Pepping|Ed Pepping]], who also became a medic for Easy Company.<ref>p.50, Brotherton</ref> During training, one of the jobs for the medics was to make medical checks in the community in the Deep South.<ref>p.51, Brotherton</ref> Right before [[D-Day]], Mampre had an infection on his neck. He was in the hospital and missed the jump.
   
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Mampre made his first combat jump for [[Operation Market Garden]] on September 17, 1944. Someone came through his chute, so he landed hard with the other man landed on top of his chest.<ref name="p.127, Brotherton">p.127, Brotherton</ref> Mampre was in pain but kept going. When [[Lieutenant]] [[Robert Brewer (American Army Officer)|Bob Brewer]] was hit outside Eindhoven, Mampre came forward to help and got shot on his leg. Some Dutchmen helped evacuating the two to aid station. Despite his wound, Mampre donated blood in the aid station<ref name="p.127, Brotherton"/> Mampre rejoined Easy Company in Mourmelon, right before the unit was sent to Bastogne. He was put in regimental headquarters.<ref>p.152, Brotherton</ref> In Berchtesgaden, Mampre worked in the medical headquarters set up in a hotel.<ref>p.180, Brotherton</ref>
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Mampre made his first combat jump for [[Operation Market Garden]] in September 17, 1944. Someone came through his chute, so he landed hard with the other man landed on top of his chest.<ref name="p.127, Brotherton">p.127, Brotherton</ref> Mampre was in pain but kept going. When [[Lieutenant]] [[Robert Brewer (American Army Officer)|Bob Brewer]] was hit outside Eindhoven, Mampre came forward to help and got shot on his leg. Some Dutchmen helped evacuating the two to aid station. Despite his wound, Mampre donated blood in the aid station<ref name="p.127, Brotherton"/> Mampre rejoined Easy Company in Mourmelon, right before the unit was sent to Bastogne. He was put in regimental headquarters.<ref>p.152, Brotherton</ref> In Berchtesgaden, Mampre worked in the medical headquarters set up in a hotel.<ref>p.180, Brotherton</ref>
   
 
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