No walking on Ardennes between 0630 and 0730, if you did, you heard about it. Ardennes was a proving ground for us. We ran Area J, we ran Longstreet for the Division run but for the most part we ran Ardennes. I grew up on Ardennes. There we times when we brawled with our brothersContinue reading “Ardennes was a proving ground……. An essay by William Marshall”
It is easier for me to see now. You are always right. No matter who you are, where you are, what your are doing, where you have been……… you know deep inside, that you are right. That you have been right. You might have gotten some bad outcomes, mistakes could have been made, errors occurred. Continue reading “You are always right………. An essay by William Marshall”
The cousin issue………. An essay by William Marshall Stopping this rampant gun violence will be in part lead by cousins. If we really want to stop this stuff, we have to make sure that our mentally ill “cousin” doesn’t get access to weapons. We have to begin to turn in our cousins for being tooContinue reading “The cousin issue………. An essay by William Marshall”
Poor is a legend……….. An essay by William Marshall Did you ever meet someone that was obviously meant to be doing what they are doing? SSG Poor was that guy for me. I was the new 1SG of HHB 5-52 ADA. I wasn’t even wearing the diamond yet, I was still a nonpromotable SFC. SSGContinue reading “Poor is a legend……….. An essay by William Marshall”
Advanced Airborne SchoolThe Advanced Airborne School maintains the readiness of the 82nd Airborne Division by preserving the ability to deploy anywhere in the world in 18 hours by either an airborne or airland assault. It trains selected personnel in Jumpmaster, Air Movement and Basic Airborne Techniques. It also advises and assists unit Commanders in theContinue reading “Advanced Airborne School History”
I’m not a Christian, I’m different………. An essay by William Marshall She said, “No, I’m not a Christian, I’m different.” She went on, “Christians are assholes you see. They think they don’t have to be nice or care or give to others cause Jesus gonna come scoop up their mess when he comes back toContinue reading “I’m not a Christian, I’m different………. An essay by William Marshall”
Hi, I’m SGT Marshall, today I will be administering your JMPI exam. You have three jumpers, two Hollywood, one Combat equipment, they are configured, Hollywood, Combat Equipment, Hollywood. You task is to inspect the jumpers using proper sequence and technique. When you find a deficiency you must call it off, using proper nomenclature and ifContinue reading “One of the scariest briefings ever……… An essay by William Marshall”
Dan tells the story about how when they got back from Desert Storm, we had so many new TURDs(Trainee Under Rigorous Development) that they couldn’t remember their names. One of the old school hats, may have been Tim Bingham, started giving them numbers, those number became the Rookie numbers we all know and love now……..