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Old 08-08-2018, 07:28 PM   #81
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Death from above..

Shoulder sleeve insignia of the 82nd..

The 82nd Division was first constituted on 5 August 1917 during World War I in the National Army.. It was organized and formally activated on 25 August 1917 at Camp Gordon, Georgia..The division consisted entirely of newly conscripted soldiers.. The citizens of Atlanta held a contest to give a nickname to the new division..The 82nd Division was redesignated on 13 February 1942 during World War II, just two months after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor and the German declaration of war, as Division Headquarters, 82nd Division..In April 1943, after several months of tough training, its troopers deployed to the Mediterranean Theater of Operations..

8th August..

President GHW Bush's live address - Gulf War (004 of 374) - Desert Shield, 1990..

Following Normandy, the 82nd Airborne Division returned to England to rest and refit for future airborne operations..On 2 August 1944 the division became part of the First Allied Airborne Army..On 16 December 1944, the Germans launched a surprise offensive through the Ardennes Forest, which became known as the Battle of the Bulge..After helping to secure the Ruhr, the 82nd Airborne Division ended the war at Ludwigslust past the Elbe River, accepting the surrender of over 150,000 men of Lieutenant General Kurt von Tippelskirch's 21st Army..The division returned to the US on 3 January 1946 on the RMS Queen Mary..In April 1965, the "All-Americans" entered the civil war in the Dominican Republic - Post-Vietnam Operations - The division received three alerts -Operation Golden Pheasant was an emergency deployment of U.S. troops to Honduras in 1988.. Four days after the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait on 2 August 1990, the 4th Battalion (Airborne), 325th Infantry was the Division Ready Force 1 and the initial ground force, as President George Bush's "Line in the Sand" speech to Saddam Hussein part of the largest deployment of American troops since Vietnam as part of Operation Desert Shield - The Kattankudy Mosque Massacre was the killing of over 147 Muslim men and boys in Sri Lanka by cadres of a militant separatist group - The heat wave in the United Kingdom was a particularly severe heat event with temperatures hitting record highs of 37.1 °C (98.8 °F) on 3 - 6 August A partial lunar eclipse took place... me first to apologize for this interruption..The only hope you have is to accept the fact that you're already dead..The sooner you accept that, the sooner you'll be able to function as a soldier is supposed to function: without mercy, without compassion, without remorse..The war is waged by the ruling group against its own subjects...

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