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Franciscan Paratrooper

For love of Him they ought to expose themselves to enemies both visible and invisible.

Saint Francis of Assisi

Ignatius Maternowski entered this Vale of Tears on March 28, 1912, in Holyoke, Massachusetts, the son of Polish immigrants  He attended, appropriately enough, Saint Francis High School.  204 more words

Foreshadows from Iraq

by Nathan S. Webster

Short moments from my embedded reporting in Iraq now seem like foreshadowing. Throwaway comments in 2007 and 2009, significant only in hindsight. 1,310 more words


NASCAR Memorial Day Tribute Marines & 82nd Airborne Division All-American Chorus 05-25-14

When I saw this on Memorial Day before the NASCAR, race that Sunday I was so amazed by this. And I just thought to share it with you all. 67 more words


Pegasus Bridge by Stephen E. Ambrose / The Longest Day by Cornelius Ryan


Today is the 70th anniversary of D-Day and, at the risk of being too misty-eyed about it, that is worth perhaps taking just a moment to think about.  715 more words

Cornelius Ryan

D-Day Plus 70 Years

I saw a show on the History Channel this past weekend and it got me thinking about the men who were involved in the Normandy invasion code-named Operation Overlord, especially my uncle Bill. 494 more words



Some of my favorite memories of my time serving in the 82nd Signal Battalion was revolved around the combat vets in the outfit. Some saw action in WWII. 1,863 more words


Return to Normandy - a video report

Jim Martin jumped with the 101st Airborne Division into Normandy, fought in Operation Market Garden, and held on to the city of Bastogne during the Battle of the Bulge. 36 more words

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