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Giveaway Time!

Its giveaway time!  We reached 100 “likes” on Facebook and its time to celebrate!!!!  This blog has grown leaps and bounds since it started and I am excited to be able to give something back to you for supporting me in this journey.   331 more words

Fort Campbell

100 Monkeyz by T.A. Drescher

T. A. Drescher served in the U. S. Army from 1967-69. That included a tour of duty in Vietnam with Company C of the 2/17 Cavalry, 101st Airborne Division, the “Ready Reactionary Force.” He received a chestful of medals, including the Bronze Star. 814 more words

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A Grateful Nation Mourns The Passing Of Another Of The Greatest Generation - "Wild Bill" Guarnere - One Of The Original "Band Of Brothers"

The Greatest Generations Foundation

” We are deeply saddened by the passing of World War II veteran Mr. William “Wild Bill” Guarnere, age of 90 and original member of Easy Company, Band of Brothers. 

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Military

The Battered Bastards of Bastogne

By George Koskimaki

In high school, I helped to found the school field hockey team.  I volunteered my dad to be the coach, liaised with the Athletic Director (who happened to a member of the 101st Airborne after WWII) and was captain of the team.   605 more words

History

West of Hue by James P. Brinker

James P. Brinker’s West of Hue: Down the Yellow Brick Road (BookSurge, 354 pp., $20.99 paper, $2.99, Kindle) is a Vietnam War memoir that centers on the author’s tour of duty with a recon platoon in the 101st Airborne Division’s 2/502 Infantry Regiment “Strike Force” Battalion.  630 more words

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A Korean in the Wehrmacht

Yang Kyoungjong

The incredible odyssey of Yang Kyoungjong (c. 1920 – April 7, 1992), a young Korean who was press-ganged into three armies, fighting first in the Imperial Japanese Army, then the Soviet Red Army, and finally the German Wehrmacht. 93 more words

Ex-Soldier Serving Life in Prison Dies in Ariz.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) – A former Fort Campbell soldier convicted of raping and killing a teenage Iraqi girl and using a shotgun to kill her family has died in prison in Arizona. 124 more words

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