Welcome to “Fighting” Fox Company of the 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division.
Our unit is a World War II living history group that has been in existence since 1994 and is currently a part of the World War II Research & Preservation Society and the California Historical Group. Both of these parent groups are recognized as 501(c)(3) non-profit organizations dedicated to preserving and honoring the legacy of the fighting men and women of World War II.
We are based in California but have active members from Nevada, Oregon, Arizona, Utah and even overseas. Our members hail from a variety of different backgrounds and occupations including teachers, law enforcement officers, firefighters, lawyers, writers and more―all bound together by our love and passion for World War II history.
Along with other similar units―both Axis and Allied―Fox Company partakes in numerous battle reenactments within the state. These reenactments feature a variety of scenario-based campaigns that not only feature infantry units, but often period vehicles, armor, artillery and more. In addition to reenactments, we often partake in static displays for the public, various parades and veterans’ events. Some of our members have even participated in various media publications such as The History Channel’s Mail Call as well as the music video The Ghost of You by the band My Chemical Romance.
Others are active members of the World War II Airborne Demonstration Team based out of Frederick, Oklahoma―another non-profit historical society that puts students through an arduous school to teach them how to parachute out of a C-47 Dakota aircraft.
During all of our events, both public and private, members of Fox Company strive to maintain the highest standards of authenticity in our portrayal of one of the elite units within the United States Army during World War II. The legacy of the American veteran deserves no less.
Aside from our portrayal of an American airborne unit, all of us spend considerable time connecting with World War II veterans and their families. Some of our members have escorted veterans to the World War II Memorial in Washington D.C. with the Honor Flight Program, while others have even accompanied veterans back to the battlefields of Europe.
Fox Company welcomes those who share a love for history, an interest in World War II and a desire to keep the legacy of the American paratrooper alive for generations to come.