Virtually all of the 3,600 troopers who deployed with the 3rd Brigade were airborne qualified. As our men DEROSed, were wounded or killed in action, many of our replacements were non-airborne qualified. They took a lot of heat for their “lowly” status but they fought and died heroically next to their airborne countrymen. (Sometimes I think you guys were smarter than the “jumpers”). Their blood was just as red as anyone else’s in the Brigade. There is absolutely no requirement to have been airborne qualified to join our chapter or the 82nd Airborne Division Association, Inc., as long as you served with or were attached to the 82nd.
Dues are $175 for life or $35 annually. Your dues include 4 quarterly editions of Paraglide, information on reunions at Memorial Day, the National Convention, and Veterans Day in DC. Associate memberships are available to those Troopers currently a member of another Chapter, or by approval of the Board of Directors (for those family members and close friends of our “Forever Young”).
Complete this membership application and quartermaster sales order form and mail it along with your dues and a copy of your DD-214 or official orders showing your assignment or attachment to the 82nd in Vietnam. Your purchase of sale items supports GBC official activities. All items are of the highest quality – you will not be disappointed. Proceeds from these sales are applied towards official Golden Brigade Chapter activities and charitable contributions. You may also make a tax deductible donation to the Chapter.
Email: Rich O’Hare
Golden Brigade Chapter
82nd Airborne Division Association, Inc.
4075 Old River Trail
Powhatan, VA 23139-4112
Phone (804) 598-4805