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Old 17-04-2014, 09:53 PM   #14
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The 501st Airborne Infantry Regiment is the first airborne unit by designation in the United States military. 1st Battalion has been assigned to the 4th Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division, U.S. Army, and is located in Fort Richardson, Alaska, to serve as a strategic front to the Department of Defense's Pacific Command.. Only the 4th Brigade Combat Team is on airborne status, not the entire 25th Infantry Division. 2nd Battalion is assigned to the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division..The 501st Parachute Infantry Regiment was activated at Camp Toccoa, Georgia on 15 November 1942. The 501st was part of the 101st Airborne Division during World War II and the Vietnam War..

Thus, when the 101st fought again, this time in South Vietnam, it included the 1st and 2nd Battalions of the 501st. The division participated in 12 campaigns and was decorated by the Republic of Vietnam on 3 occasions. The 2nd Battalion, 501st, while attached to the 3rd Brigade, 101st received a presidential unit citation for the heroic actions of all elements of that brigade in the bloody fight at Hill 937 in the Ashau Valley in May 1969. The soldiers called it "Hamburger Hill," but the battle streamer is embroidered: Dong Ap Bia Mountain. Geronimo was also in Lam Song 917 (Dewey Canyon II).In all this unusual and difficult combat, both 501st units performed as bravely as their predecessors had in World War II. In May 1968 the division's jump status was terminated and the 101st was reorganized as an Airmobile division..
Its initial group of officers were hand picked by its first commander, Colonel Howard R. Johnson..The first commander of the 501st PIRKnown by his peers as "Skeets", he was very much in the swashbuckling mold of most of the original parachute regimental commanders, of whom the popular saying was .."To command a parachute unit, you don't have to be nuts, but it helps!"..Golden Nest, Archangel Zero-6! We have been engaged!.. is down and I am on the run!.Always a playground instructor, never a killer..Always a bridesmaid on the verge of fame or over.. He manouvered 2 girls into his hotel room..One a friend, the other, the young one, a newer stranger..Vaguely Mexican or Puerto Rican..Alpha Whiskey, this is Zero-6, come in...

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