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72 years ago today....
« on: January 07, 2017, 05:21:09 PM »
Paratroopers of 3/508th PIR, 82d Airborne Division, celebrate Mass with Chaplain (CPT) Joseph P. Kenney, somewhere in the Ardennes forest of Belgium, during the Battle of the Bulge - 06 January 1945 (photo courtesy of the 82d Airborne Division Museum Archives)

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Re: 72 years ago today....
« Reply #1 on: January 07, 2017, 10:35:00 PM »
   I guess while they were praying Easy Company won the war  ;D.   Scott
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Re: 72 years ago today....
« Reply #2 on: January 08, 2017, 07:05:10 AM »
If y'all haven't read this book, you should. It's a definitive account of the battle.

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Re: 72 years ago today....
« Reply #3 on: January 08, 2017, 08:04:44 AM »
Antony Beevor's books are great..

I am reading his book on Berlin, 1945 right now..

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Re: 72 years ago today....
« Reply #4 on: January 08, 2017, 08:58:00 AM »
Antony Beevor's books are great..

I am reading his book on Berlin, 1945 right now..

Smitty

Yes, another great book Leigh! I'm a big fan of Anthony Beevor...I have all of his military histories. Along with Max Hastings, they are the two best modern military historians / authors writing today.... IMHO.   ;)
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Re: 72 years ago today....
« Reply #5 on: January 08, 2017, 03:33:27 PM »
Antony Beevor's books are great..

I am reading his book on Berlin, 1945 right now..

Smitty

I'll have to check it out brother!
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Re: 72 years ago today....
« Reply #6 on: January 08, 2017, 03:35:41 PM »
   I guess while they were praying Easy Company won the war  ;D.   Scott
Not funny Scott......the fact that these Paratroopers, as well as many other Soldiers, in the frozen hell of the Ardennes, still were humble enough to take the time to pray.....

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Re: 72 years ago today....
« Reply #7 on: January 08, 2017, 09:01:22 PM »
   I guess while they were praying Easy Company won the war  ;D.   Scott
Not funny Scott......the fact that these Paratroopers, as well as many other Soldiers, in the frozen hell of the Ardennes, still were humble enough to take the time to pray.....

   I totally agree Chris and it was more sarcasm than humor. I think that all of those serving deserve the amount of respect that a few guys got because of a mini-series. 32nd Division had 654 days of combat, no movie, little recognition... They were in combat before the marines at Guadalcanal and after the surrender.
   11th Airborne, more campaigns and jumps than most European counterparts, 5th and 13th Air Forces, the Ploesti raiders, yet the new series will only be the 8th. So, no slight against the prayers, just my cynicism. It is a great photo btw.   Scott
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Re: 72 years ago today....
« Reply #8 on: January 08, 2017, 09:07:28 PM »
   And I might add that since they are on the ground they are infantryman ;).  Hope you are having a great new year and laughing at this.  Scott
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Re: 72 years ago today....
« Reply #9 on: January 10, 2017, 08:21:03 AM »
this is a pic of a restored WW2 jeep and trailer, marked for Chaplain service, with an original WW2 Chaplain kit set up on the hood, similar to what the SGM showed in his historic museum photo.
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Re: 72 years ago today....
« Reply #10 on: January 10, 2017, 08:22:11 AM »
a better version of the picture.
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Re: 72 years ago today....
« Reply #11 on: January 10, 2017, 08:29:32 AM »
  Very nice, and 32nd Division as well!  Scott
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