On this day in 2011, I was hanging with some righteous dudes from the @1bct101st in a guard tower in eastern #Afghanistan for countless hours.
It was one of those quiet #sunsets that took place in the foothills of the #HinduKush mountain ranges in one of the most beautiful places on Earth. However, the beauty of the area can sometimes lull one into a safe sense of security. These quiet moments of respite and rumination can be the most dangerous for #Soldiers . The people, the culture, the land have all been marred by constant conflict since #AlexanderTheGreat failed in 330 BC.
Yet, I can’t wait to visit those lush valleys and spiny peaks again someday. Hopefully, when it’s safe.
During a quiet moment overlooking farmers in their fields, #USArmy Spc. William C. Rothe (left), a metal worker from #Dallas , and U.S. Army Spc. Damian C. Caldino, a food service specialist from #Oxnard , Calif., both assigned to Forward Support Company G, 2nd Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment, #TaskForceBalls , talk while standing guard in a tower at Forward Operating Base Hughie in eastern Afghanistan’s #Nangarhar province Feb. 24, 2011.
In remembrance of the 24 February 2013 passing of Easy Company veteran Staff Sergeant J.B. Stokes.
J.B joined Easy at Ft. Bragg in mid-1943 and was assigned to Easy’s 2nd Platoon. The affable Texan quickly fit in in the rough and tumble platoon. In England, with the Normandy invasion on the horizon, the men were conducting hand-to-hand combat training. While matching up with Robert Marsh, J.B. was thrown to the ground awkwardly, dislocating his elbow. He was rushed to the hospital for treatment. Afraid that he would miss the invasion and be reassigned from Easy, he left the hospital early and rejoined 2nd Platoon, only two weeks from D-Day. J.B. jumped from Buck Compton’s Stick #70 and landed near St. Mere Eglise. It took him two days to rejoin the company. The brutality of the war was shocking to the Leonard native.
J.B. went on to serve honorably in Holland and Bastogne, finishing out his time with Easy as the platoon sergeant for 2nd Platoon. He was featured quite prominently in the veteran interviews in the Band of Brothers miniseries and to this day, many people recall his strong feelings regarding cold weather and surviving Bastogne.
So take a moment today to remember this proud paratrooper #curahee#101stairborne 🇺🇸
101st. Airborne ATTITUDE Members of Item Co, 501st PIR (I /501), who survived the battle of Wardin, Belgium (Southeast of Bastogne), gather to talk in Alsace, Feb. 1945. Mr. Moe Higgins, yea that’s right, the one starring at you with the attitude! Mr. Moe was from New Rochelle, New York, and his pose in this photo has become an iconic symbol of the 101st. Airborne ATTITUDE. #Geronimo#101stairborne 🇺🇸
Good morning!! Here is our best gal, the Girl Who Wore Freedom herself, Dany with Veteran Vincent Sparanza. Partner with us tell their stories in greater detail by donating to our Hatchfund campaign that launches Monday! We will let you know when it’s live.
Our first #tbt (throw back Thursday) goes out to our friend Mr. Brad Freeman. Mr Freeman jumped into Normandy in the pre-dawn hours of June 6th, 1944. Our production team first met Mr Freeman when he attended a Normandy tour last September. It was his first trip back since he and the allied forces left Normandy in 1944. @cudlitz @jimmyfallon @tomhanks
Throwback to last month; I was in a WWII Re-enactment, Late War scenario. My unit portrays Fox Company of the 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division. These guys entered the war late, in 1944, but they spearheaded the advance to liberate Europe from Nazi occupation. True heroes in my book and it’s an honor keeping their story alive 🙌🏼
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We can see him in episode 2, where he we stands out for his courage and was well-seen by Winters.
Unfortunately he died on that mission ..
I liked that kid :c
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Pᴠᴛ. Jᴏʜɴ "Cᴏᴡʙᴏʏ" Hᴀʟʟ:
Shut your fucking guinea trap, Gonorrhea!
He's all right, that kid!
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