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10 10, 2018

Airborne at Last

2018-10-10T19:58:28-06:00October 10th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , |

Airborne at Last My helmet is now a halo Wings replace my chute, To fly amongst the eagles No soldier would dispute. No aircraft is needed To take me to the sky, Your prayers from below Have lifted me [...]

10 10, 2018

Perspectives: Eric Buchanan

2020-06-22T09:04:36-06:00October 10th, 2018|Categories: Perspectives|

My family and I recently visited several airborne museums near Fort Bragg, NC…the Airborne and Special Operations Museum, William C. Lee Museum and the 82ndAirborne Memorial and Museum on Fort Bragg. All were great museums with very interesting memorabilia [...]

17 12, 2014

Beyond Valor

2018-10-10T02:52:04-06:00December 17th, 2014|Categories: Media|Tags: |

Seventy years ago this week, Hitler launched his last great offensive of World War II. The only thing standing in his way was a group of men like Private First Class Earnest Williams, a paratrooper from the 509th Parachute Infantry [...]

24 09, 2004

Decorated Soldier Richard W. Durkee Dies

2018-10-10T02:52:13-06:00September 24th, 2004|Categories: Media, News|Tags: |

Richard W. "Dick" Durkee, 86, a highly decorated Army veteran who led bayonet attacks on enemy lines in two wars and received the military's second-highest medal for heroism, died Sept. 14 at his home in Berwyn Heights. He had [...]

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