82nd Airborne Division (Vietnam) Golden Brigade – Vietnam 1968 – 1969


September 29, 2011

Photo – Add Your Comment

Category: Photos – Ron Yorkovich 5:24 pm

September 28, 2011

$h!t Burning Detail

Category: All Messages,Photos – Ron Yorkovich 9:55 am

September 25, 2011

Lost and Found

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Photo – Add Your Comment

Category: Photos – Ron Yorkovich 5:19 pm

BG George W. Dickerson – Comments Updated 9/25/2011

Category: All Messages – Ron Yorkovich 12:00 am

A new category page has been added – Heros (see the menu on the right side of this page). An updated tribute to BG Dickerson is the first entry.

Please post your memories of BG Dickerson here so that they can be added to his page.

September 24, 2011

CPT McCracken

Category: Photos – Ron Yorkovich 10:09 pm

McCracken  

September 23, 2011

Latest Updates

Category: All Messages,Announcements – Ron Yorkovich 8:20 pm

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Update on MG Bolling

Category: All Messages,Announcements – Ron Yorkovich 9:32 am
Gentlemen,
 
He is still in hospice but doing well when compared to a short while ago. In fact, he is walking some. This in itself is phenomenal. His exact diagnosis is Lewy Body Dementia (LBD), which is a combination of Parkinson’s and dementia associated with lewy bodies (a faulty protein that kills nerve cells or neurons). By the by, there are over 100 other dementias with Alzheimer’s being most prevalent worldwide.
 
He does have difficulty now staying focused on long letters. Regardless, the cards and notes he receives keeps his spirit active because he knows that he is still connected to (in his words) “The Golden Brigade – the best soldiers with whom I have ever served”. I can’t thank you enough for this support.
 
Respectfully yours,
 
Russ Bolling

Troopers and Dear Friends,

  • You are asked to write short cards or notes to Gen Bolling through Russ. He really enjoys the thoughts from his troopers.
    Do not try to call as Russ is very busy.
  • We have given Gen Bolling an 82nd flag for his room and he liked that.
  • Bob Murrill (1/508), a dear friend of Gen Bolling’s, has been designated by our Chapter as our point man in these matters.
  • As much as we love the man, we must be very careful not to intrude on the family’s privacy and sorrow. We are there to support.

All commo to:

MG Alexander R. Bolling, Jr.
c/o Mr. Russ Bolling
317 North Heartz Road
Coppell, TX 75019

1/505 Arriving Chu Lai Feb ’68

Category: All Messages,Photos – Ron Yorkovich 9:25 am

September 22, 2011

Airborne Poetry

Category: All Messages,General Interest – Ron Yorkovich 12:00 am

There are hundreds of good poems out there and if some of the guys have any spare time they can reflect back and write something themselves.  They could be thought provoking, humorous or sad.

Here’s one I like. I never found the author or title.  It may be from WW2 but I’m not sure:

I have ridden the skies in great machines, hooked up and jumped with the best of men. I have fought long and hard, and when I felt I had no energy left, I have been fired by the fear that if I stopped fighting, my comrades would die. And when I was in danger, enemy all around, I heard the thunder from my left and my right, as my life was defended. I have never been alone. I’ve lived, jumped, fought and battled to victory with the greatest assemblage of men on earth.

AIRBORNE!

Ed Martin
Feb68/Jan69
ekmarty@live.com

September 1, 2011

Camp Evans

Category: All Messages,Flashback,Photos – Ron Yorkovich 11:57 am

Thanks to The Hindster for this!