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August 16th National Airborne Day

In 2001, President George W. Bush created the National Airborne Day to honor our soldiers that strike from above. Organized prior to America’s entry into World War 2 their first jump came on August 16th, 1940. 237 more words

Unboxing The Bizarre

Remembering John Steele — 82nd Airborne, D-Day

In keeping with Monday’s Memorial Day post and Wednesday’s commemoration of D-Day, I dedicate today’s post to the memory of John Steele, Sainte-Mère-Église, and the church upon which Private Steele of the  141 more words


82nd Airborne Paratrooper Robert F. Warner Made 3 Combat Jumps in World War II and Fought at the Battle of the Bulge with his 507th Airborne Division.

Friday, May 27, 2016

Robert F. Warner is a member of a very select fraternity. Robert F. Warner was a 20 year old volunteer for the 507th paratroops, the 82nd Airborne ‘All-American’ Division, he survived three combat jumps during WWII in Europe from 1944 to 1945 and fought hand to hand combat in the Battle of the Bulge. 1,628 more words

D-Day 6/06/44 Normandy

A Veteran's Perspective: "Please don't thank me."

I don’t know if it’s my own guilt or if it’s because I feel that I’m not worthy, but I hate when people thank me for my service.  1,567 more words


Leslie Megyeri of Venice began his military career as resistance fighter in ’56 Hungarian Revolution

Student unrest in Budapest, Hungary in 1956 launched a national uprising: The Hungarian Revolution against the Hungarian People’s Republic and dominance by the Soviet Union. It was the first people’s uprising since the Russians drove the Nazis out of the country in 1945 at the end of World War II. 1,190 more words

82nd Airborne

Prelude: On The Mountaintop

What follows is my first draft of the Prelude for my upcoming book, tentatively titled “Mostly Flat: <something something something>”. If you have any thoughts or recommendations about clarity, grammar, etc please feel free to email me at pjneiger@gmail.com or… 1,163 more words

When I Last Saw Jean-Luc

     This morning I received a phone call from my friend Jean-Luc Nash’s West Point class mate, Don Mooney. Don was given the unenviable task of telling me that Jean-Luc had passed away at his home in Pensacola last night.  495 more words