Ted Podewil, right, speaks during the March 29 commemoration of the 75th Anniversary of the first mass-tactical parachute operation near Camden, South Carolina.  The operation, conducted by paratroopers of the 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division, proved mass-tactical airborne operations could be successful and provided valuable training for the paratroopers before conducting four regimental-sized combat jumps in the World War II European Theater.