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8th of November 1965

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It will be the 8th of November in a few minutes.

The soldiers of the 173rd Airborne Brigade were in a battle that day in the jungles of Vietnam in which they lost a lot of men.
This Brigade seemed to always be in the wrong place at the wrong time and had other worse losses in other battles.
There was a song written and sung by the duo Big and Rich entitled The 8th of November which most of you have heard.

The 2nd link is a list of the fallen Sky Soldiers KIA in Vietnam and Iraq and Afghanistan. A lot of boys who never came home.
This is a Brigade, not a Division, i cant believe how many were lost in such a small unit.

Captain Jesse is honored to serve in this unit. In high school, he had a girlfriend whose dad was in the 173rd in Vietnam; he made it home in Body but not in Mind. He told Jess a lot of stories and showed him a old uniform with the winged dagger patch....Jesse came home, woke me up and told me he was going to be in that unit someday.
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Thank you for sharing this. We are very lucky to have some fine young people, like your son, to stand guard for our country.

God bless.
I was 4 years old....

I really appreciate what all our armed forces have done to keep us safe here in the Great USA.We truly are blessed to live in this country,both my Dad and Grandfather were Army.JR please tell Jesse “thanks”from all of us,for all he does.
Thank you JR for the reminder of our history, and the sacrifice that got us here. I cannot possibly thank them, and Captain Jesse enough.
Thank God

“We sleep safely at night because rough men stand ready to visit violence on those who would harm us.”

It was true when Winston Churchill said it and it still is today! Thank God for such men.
Thanks JR we owe a vet for everything we have today. All our blessings to Jesse. Mike
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