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”
Most of us have been touched by suicide. If you haven’t, it will come. It is particularly confusing to us when we watch our mentors, our leaders succumb to some crazy call to end their lives. It always makes me look at myself. Look inward. Try to place blame on……. On……… I guess I haveContinue reading “Whose to blame (Your life matters to me)………… 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”
Blankenbecler, Thagard, Santana, Arroyo, Calderon, Cranston, Gillings, Oxendine, Paternostro, Leach, Bennett; Squad leaders Cuevas, Rodgers, Diggs, Hunter, Godwin; Platoon Sergeants King, Hilton, Lehr, Chavez, Stout, McGovern: First Sergeants Parker, Adams, Harvey, Patterson, Miranda, Eimer, McBride, Tilley: Command Sergeants Major Burnley, Foley, Harris, Martinez, Davis, Brown, Copeland, Ferrierra, Buynar, Hayward, Felicetti, Craig, Friend, Smith, Miga, Feilmeier: Continue reading “Name dropping……. 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……..