On August 21, 1944, the evacuation of German forces from the famous “Falaise pocket” was over and many Axis soldiers left Normandy to retreat to the east of the Seine river. More than 6,000 German […]
Many people know that the mini-series was based on the best-selling book of the same name by the popular historian, Stephen Ambrose, published in 1992.
The real “Band of Brothers” existed long before the book. They were the men of E Company, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division (the 506th PIR). These men joined with millions of others in uniform in answering the call of their nation.
n the Army, plans are always changing; One day you may be doing one thing, and the next day you can be getting ready to go to play with Eskimos in Alaska. This tour it has been comically on how many things have changed. Our Direct leadership is not to blame for the changes that occur on a daily basis, this is just the way a deployment goes; it is entirely out their pay rank.
Preparing for combat entails the highest degree of attention to detail. Every day for the last two laborious weeks, Charlie Companies vehicle squads have relentlessly worked fervently to get the Stryker variants to combat ready. Having been on a vehicle squad previous tour for a while, I can fully appreciate the long hours and sleepless nights that come with the job.
We disembark the plane, and as soon as I hit the door. It is like walking into a windy furnace. I just put my head down and make my way to the bus that awaits us. We board the bus and head to Camp Buehring. We finally arrived at the camp, after what seems to be three hours of endless, bumpy roads. We got off the bus and made our way to the luggage located by our new home- 35-9.
Coming off the Memorial weekend, some of the men seem refreshed and ready to continue the pre-deployment phases. I, on the other hand, just want to go back to bed. It was going to be […]