Favorite unit from history............. - Page 2




 
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April 23rd, 2004  
eddym14
 
SS Charlemagne - for their last ditch stand in Battle for Berlin in April 1945 when they fought to the last man. Mostly French volunteers under the command of the German Officer Krukenburg
April 23rd, 2004  
USMC Johnny
 

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1st Battalion, 7th Cavalry Regiment
US ARMY
VIETNAM 1965


Lt Col. Hal Moore's Battalion

"We Were Soliders" unit
April 23rd, 2004  
Gunner13
 
 
9th and 10th US Cavalry Regiments - AKA, along with the 24th and 25th US Infantry Regiments, as the Buffalo Soldiers. They were some of the finest, and toughest, soldiers to ever serve in the US Army.

442nd Regimental Combat Team (442nd Infantry, 100th Infantry Battalion, 522nd Field Artillery Battalion, 232nd Engineer Company, 206th Army Band) - tough guys who overcame the disgusting and illegal behavior of the US Government during WWII to forge a combat record second to none - GO FOR BROKE!

1st Battalion 333rd Field Artillery - my first TO&E unit.

11th Armored Cavalry Regiment - especially when they were stationed along the border with East Germany - Death Rides A Black Horse.

40th Infantry Detachment (ROC), my current unit.
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April 23rd, 2004  
Pollux
 
1. Btl of the 1. Rgt of the German Airborne Rangers.......
the ones who fought at the monte cassino..the green devils
April 24th, 2004  
RnderSafe
 
 
-US Army 1st Ranger Battalion, 1942 (WWII) Better known as "Darby's Rangers." My father was one of these great men.


-IRB (Irish Republican Brotherhood) played a large role in obtaining Irish Independence up until it disbanded in 1921 after the Treaty. Luckily, unlike the IRA, it's history has not been tainted by thugs hiding behind a cause.
April 24th, 2004  
IrishWizard
 
-Easy Company- Just read Band of Brothers

-442nd Regimental Unit- because they fought so hard in the pacific and are the most decorated unit out of all the other units in WWII
April 24th, 2004  
eddym14
 
The battalion of Napoleon's Imperial Old Guard that formed square and died to a man at the Battle of Warterloo 1815

Duke of Newcastle's "Whitecoats" who fought at Marston Moor and again died to a man - English Civil War. Jul 2nd 1644

I think I have a hang up with units that "died to the last man"?

Eddy UK
April 27th, 2004  
Currahee42
 
Lot of nice choice up there, 7th calavary, 101st but i am sticking to either darby ranger or the 101st screaming eagle they fought together as family like the men of ia drang valley (7th calavary) but the 101st has a great great history the true men of tocco,GA are the true divison in the united state military they are the best ever. The 101st voulenteer to do somthing that no one knew what could go wrong and they did there job from normandy to holland holland to beligum and fianlly germany then the whole summer of 1945 spent it in austria (i cant spell) so yes i am going with the 101st airborne 506 regiment easy company.
April 27th, 2004  
Gunner13
 
 
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-442nd Regimental Unit- because they fought so hard in the pacific and are the most decorated unit out of all the other units in WWII
Sorry to correct you IrishWizard, but the 442nd Regimental Combat Team (see my post on page 1 for all units) fought in the European Theater, mainly Italy, and not in the Pacific (for obvious reasons). The rest of your assesment is absolutely correct however.
April 28th, 2004  
776thamtrac
 

Topic: favorite unit from WWII


I've got to go with my grandfathers unit. D Company 776th Amphibian Tank Battalion US Army. They served at Angaur, Peleliu, Leyte, and Okinawa. Of the original 155 men that went overseas in 1944 only 16 came back. Never forget though "All gave some, some gave all"