82nd and 101st Airbourne Divisions - Page 3




 
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November 28th, 2004  
Big_Z
 
 
I guess I probally shouldn't had posted that, no hard feelings and it was not as a flame type of thing. I have the up most respect for the 101st, my mom begs me not to join them.
November 28th, 2004  
Duty Honor Country
 
 
it's all good man 8) I did not take offence and neither did you. We both explained our positions and got eachother to "see the light" without flaming. I consider this a complete successs. Too bad other issues on the forum cannot be solved this easily

So what aspects of the 101st draws you to think about joining the Army?
November 28th, 2004  
Big_Z
 
 
I feel that light infantry is my calling. I'm pretty set on the 82nd at the moment.
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January 25th, 2005  
Popeye
 
 
^ Same
January 25th, 2005  
Charge 7
 
 
Well if light infantry is your calling don't forget the other light infantry division - the 10th Mountain.
January 25th, 2005  
r031Button
 
 
Isn't 7ID light as well?

My unit was with the 10th Mountain in ww2 when we took Kiska; their unit historians had a field day when out Major took an exchange position with then in Afganistan.
January 25th, 2005  
Vitaly
 
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Originally Posted by soldierzhonor
Its the one post at Ft Campbell where you'll also see the air assault wings worn above the airborne wings due to esprit de corps of the 101st.
Hmmm.... My recruiter does that also, but he is a Cav. Scout and wasn't ever stationed at Campbell (except for duration of Air Assault course).
January 28th, 2005  
FO Seaman
 
 
I thought the 82nd had a battlion of M551 AAV/RV's?

I'm aiming to be and MP with the 101st.

My most favorite movie Band Of Brothers, E Co. (Curahee/ We stand alone.)

The 101st is the most decorated light infantry division, four presidential citations, I think, maybe less.
February 2nd, 2005  
DSumner
 
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Originally Posted by Doody
edit: oops I forgot the 82nd did a jump in Korea. There was a general in Korea that saved the 82nd from being used in suicide missions. GEN Ridgway took over the ailing 8th Army and turned it into a bunch of fighting men. After the successful airborne operation, higherups wanted to use the 82nd for impossible missions. Since Ridgway commanded the 18th Airborne Corps in WWII, he knew better and protected the 82nd.
Actually, it was the 187th Regiment Combat Team that made the jump. They were operating as a seperate combat unit.