Stars & Stripes reports that the commander of the 82nd Airborne Division, Maj. Gen. Erik Kurilla, recommended changes to jump pay regs to insure that paratroopers can rely on their hazardous duty pay when they can’t jump due to conditions beyond their control; Paratroopers are required to jump once every three months as a standard […]
We discussed Arnold LePotvin last week when we discovered that, despite his claims, he hadn’t served in Vietnam with 82d Airborne Division, or in Cypress with the United Nations Special Forces. The Observer reports that he handed over his phony finery to veterans in Sarnia; Sarnia veterans Bill Majovsky and Les Jones said Arnold LePotvin […]
Our partners at Stolen Valour – Canada share their work on this Arnold LePotvin (with two FB pages) fellow who claims that he served in Vietnam 1963 – 1965 with the Special Forces – Recon Division and the 82d Airborne Division where he made eighteen combat parachute jumps on “search and kill” missions. The 82d […]
The Army Times tells the story of Staff Sergeant Joshua Stokes who faked his way into the 82d Airborne Division despite the fact that he hadn’t attended the Basic Airborne Course. He even had performed parachute jumps. The director of the Defense Military Pay Office told investigators that Stokes had never received jump pay. Stokes […]
Our partners at Stolen Valour-Canada send us their work on this fellow, Ashley Zedner, who claims that he was wounded in Vietnam while he was assigned to the US 92d Airborne Division as an Army Gunnery Sergeant. He claimed that he enlisted in the US Army in 1968. Here’s a picture of him in 1968. […]
Stars & Stripes reports that Sergeant Joshua Sears, Specialist Garrett “Doc” Young and Sergeant Mark Andrisek, of 4th Platoon, Alpha Company, 127th Airborne Engineering Battalion, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, were awarded the Army Commendation Medal with Valor for their actions in November when the convoy they were riding in was attacked by […]
Defense Secretary Jim Mattis on Friday discussed the North Korean threat as he addressed the troops at the 82nd Airborne Division’s Hall of Heroes in North Carolina, reports the Associated Press. Read more| Linking Blogs | Comments
According to Fox News, the Army’s 101st Airborne Division has taken delivery of the new Sig Sauer XM17 Modular Handgun System (MHS) pistols. The Sig Sauer 9mm XM17, and the more compact version XM18, are replacing the M9 as the Army’s service pistol. This is the first change in about three decades since Beretta’s M9 […]
When many people think of the American involvement in WWII, they likely bring to mind the 101st Airborne Division (aka the Band of Brothers) and their heroics at Normandy. But there was another American infantry division that took part...Show More Summary
Someone sent us their work on this fellow John Chadwick Jaggars who wants people to believe that he jumps from airplanes while in flight. He claims that he was stationed with the 101st Airborne Division; Anyone who has spent a day or two in the Army knows that no one in the 101st Airborne Division […]
The 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) is the first unit to receive the Army’s new Modular Handgun System that began fielding the M17 and M18 pistols, Nov 28. “This is another 101st first,” said Maj. Gen. Andrew P. Poppas, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) commander. “Our 75-year legacy is full of landmark moments like this.”
Today the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) became the first unit to field the U.S. Army’s new M17 and M18 Modular Handgun System. This post U.S. Army Field SIG SAUER M17/M18 Pistols with 101st Airborne Division appeared first on AmmoLand.com Shooting Sports News.
Soldiers from the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) at Fort Campbell, Kentucky began receiving the new XM17 MHS on Monday.
A soldier with the 101st Airborne Division has died in Iraq from what the Department of Defense says were injuries sustained during a non-combat-related incident. The Department of Defense said … Click to Continue »
Today marks the 34th anniversary of Operation Urgent fury in which elements of the 82d Airborne Division, US Marines, 1st and 2d Ranger Battalions, Navy SEALs and others liberated the island of Grenada from Communist control. About 7600 US troops pried loose the relatively light Cuban and Soviet presence on the island. The Grenadan Army […]
Chief Tango sends us the sad news that Monroe “Tex” Combs, a member of Easy Company, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment of the 101st Airborne Division, known as the “Band of Brothers” in popular culture has passed at the tender age of 95. On the June 6, 1944, D-Day invasion, Combs parachuted into combat and counted […]
Rachel Maddow points out the 60th anniversary of the Little Rock Nine and President Eisenhower sending members of the 101st Airborne Division to ensure that...
The Army plans to start distributing its new Modular Handgun System, the Sig Sauer P320, to soldiers from the 101st Airborne Division at Fort Campbell, Kentucky, this fall. The rollout would come less than a year after the Army awarded...Show More Summary
U.S. Army Soldiers of 101 Airborne Division 1st Battalion, Bush Masters (TF No Slack), assisted by Afghan National Army troops move into an over watch position during operation Strong Eagle 2, July 19. (public domain image via Flickr...Show More Summary
A Charlottesville protester photographed pulling a Nazi salute wearing a US Army 82nd Airborne Division hat has been slammed by the same division that fought against Hitler's Germany in WWII. Brandon Friedman, a former Barack Obama...Show More Summary