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Dedicated to Paratrooper Steve

Following on from my previous post, I dedicate this poem to Steve who is sadly no longer here:

A Paratrooper….

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A visit to the William C. Lee museum "Father of the Airborne"

Recently I visited the ‘Bill’ Lee museum here in North Carolina. The museum is quite small, being of his old house – purchased after his death to keep his memory alive. 183 more words


Original M1942 Paratrooper uniform, Worn on D-Day.

Among the rarest artifacts of the Airborne during WWII was without a doubt, the M1942 Jumpsuit. Cherished among troopers as the distinctive garment marking their elite status the jumpsuit was sometimes held onto by troopers even after it had been officially replaced by the M1943 uniform. 141 more words

Attack on the Fourth of July

During my deployment to Afghanistan from January 2009 to January 2010 we faced many trying times. This video highlights a complex attack on one of our Combat Out Posts. 17 more words


Airborne Drop in Alaska

So back in my glory days, I was a paratrooper with the 1-501 Parachute Infantry Battalion on Ft. Richardson, AK. During one of our training jumps we dropped four military Humvees, then made another run and jumped out after them. 13 more words