About a year ago my father died and over this past year, not a day has gone by that I didn’t think of him. Sometimes those thoughts would bring pain, other times joy. Today I was checking out the blogs looking for something interesting to read/watch when I found a post on iOwntherworld. The title was Currahee, and I immediately smiled.
Before even watching the video in the post, I was already thinking of my father proudly. For those who don’t know, not that you would, my father was in the 101st Airborne in Vietnam. More specifically, he was an artilleryman on FSP Ripcord in 1970. It is an honor to have had a father that fought with “The Stand Alone Battalion”, 2nd Battalion (Currahees), 506th Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division (Airmobile).
I also think that my father would be happy and honored to know that the Currahees are still amazing soldiers who defy all the odds.
Get your tissues ready…
1, 2, 3 Currahee!!