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  • 2 Fort Campbell soldiers charged with murder in disappearance of fellow soldier

    11/30/2016 8:35:54 AM PST · by nickedknack · 16 replies ^ | November 30, 2016 |
    Two Fort Campbell soldiers were charged with murder, kidnapping and conspiracy in the disappearance of Pfc. Shadow McClaine, federal authorities announced Tuesday. Jamal Williams-McCray and Charles Robinson of the 101st Airborne Division were charged two months after McClaine disappeared and her car was found abandoned in a Nashville parking lot...Williams-McCray is McClaine’s ex-husband.
  • Military helicopter crashes in Tennessee during routine training mission

    12/02/2015 10:13:09 PM PST · by huldah1776 · 10 replies
    FoxNews Online ^ | December 3, 2015 | A/P Contributed
    A military helicopter crashed outside Fort Campbell Ky. Wednesday night near the Tennessee border, officials said. Maj. Allen Hill, a spokesman for the 101st Airborne Division, said in a statement that crew members were flying an AH-64D Apache during a routine training mission. The aircraft went down about 12 miles south of Fort Campbell. The Tennessean reports the aircraft was found in a rural area of Montgomery County, Tenn. Montgomery County Emergency Management Agency Director Jerry Buchanan told the newspaper the helicopter was found crashed in a river bottom and was on fire when emergency personnel arrived.
  • 101st Airborne Troops Headed To Liberia In Ebola Fight

    10/01/2014 9:51:40 AM PDT · by Iron Munro · 143 replies ^ | Sep 30, 2014 | Richard Sisk
    The commanding general of the 101st Airborne Division and 700 of his troops will head to Liberia in late October as the military steps up its response to the Ebola crisis in West Africa, the Pentagon announced Tuesday. The "Screaming Eagle" troops from Fort Campbell, Kentucky, will set up a headquarters in Monrovia, the Liberian capital, and will be joined by 700 combat engineers from several commands, the Pentagon said. Once the troops have arrived, Army Maj. Gen. Gary Volesky, commander of the 101st, will replace Maj. Gen. Darryl Williams, as commander of the U.S. military response to the Ebola...
  • 93-year-old WWII paratrooper marks D-Day with encore jump

    06/06/2014 12:11:53 PM PDT · by shove_it · 15 replies
    CBSnews ^ | 5 Jun 2014
    NORMANDY, France -- On Monday, the "CBS Evening News" met Jim Martin of Xenia, Ohio. On D-Day in 1944, he parachuted into Normandy with the 101st Airborne Division. On Thursday, he performed an encore. Martin, now 93, joined daredevils from all over the world to commemorate the D-Day anniversary. He landed on the same patch of land as he did 70 years ago, just behind Utah Beach...
  • LIVE: Edmond soldier, Michael Behenna, released from prison

    03/14/2014 8:28:46 AM PDT · by gwjack · 13 replies ^ | 3/14/2014 | Adam Kemp
    After five years in military prison, a former U.S. Army lieutenant from Oklahoma who was convicted of killing an Iraqi prisoner is returning home to his family.
  • Military Photo of the Day

    12/17/2013 5:54:54 AM PST · by frankenMonkey · 19 replies
    MILPOD ^ | 17 Dec 2013 | MILPOD
    U.S. Army Spc. Vergil Droumer from Chicago, Illinois, pulls security with the 101st Airborne Division in the Dewagal valley of Chawkay province Afghanistan. Sep 2010.U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Cameron Boyd.
  • Revealed: The Battle of Shah Wali Kot ("One does not simply 'win' a Victoria Cross")

    05/09/2013 2:04:57 PM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 17 replies ^ | 10th May 2013 | Ian McPhedran
    "It was tense, hot and arduous ... it was kill or be killed." For sniper team leader Sergeant Garry Robinson - a veteran on his third deployment to Afghanistan - it was the most intense fighting he had experienced. The commandos were surrounded by more than 100 Taliban fighters and were pinned down by withering rocket propelled grenade and machinegun fire at one of the enemy's most secure fortresses in southern Afghanistan, the village of Chenartu in Shah Wali Kot. The rate of fire raking the dangerously exposed Diggers shocked even the most hardened soldiers in their ranks. ..... The...
  • Soldiers issued enhanced M14s

    09/15/2012 10:00:47 AM PDT · by smokingfrog · 99 replies
    Ft. Campbell Courier ^ | 13 Sept 2012 | Spc. Kadina Baldwin, 1st Brigade Combat Team
    Soldiers of the 1st Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, became familiar with their new M14 Enhanced Battle Rifles as they trained for Personnel Security Detachment duty for their battalion Sept. 6, at Johnson Field. The EBR is a magazine-fed, gas-operated, shoulder-fired weapon that also has a Mark-4 tactical scope and cantilever mount with an aluminum billet stock. The M14 EBR also has a new adjustable buttstock, cheek rest and M4-style pistol grip but can also be returned to its original configuration with no permanent modifications. “Today we are practicing and familiarizing ourselves with our...
  • (Goddess) Belgian Nurse Who Saved American Soldiers During Battle of Bulge Honored 67 Years Later

    12/12/2011 7:06:39 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 21 replies
    AP ^ | December 12, 2011 | SLOBODAN LEKIC
    <p>BRUSSELS (AP) -- A Belgian nurse who saved the lives of hundreds of American soldiers during the Battle of the Bulge at the end of World War II was given a U.S. award for valor Monday - 67 years late.</p>
  • EDITORIAL: An old soldier who won’t fade away

    09/01/2011 4:42:10 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 8 replies · 1+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | September 1, 2011 | Editorial
    Obama is outclassed and outsmarted by retiring Gen. PetraeusGen. David H. Petraeus closed his phenomenal 37-year Army career this week with a joint review at Fort Myer in Arlington. Service members from every branch were present, and flags of all 50 states fluttered in the breeze. A substantial crowd had come to hear the general’s farewell address. Many were classmates from the West Point Class of 1974, smartly attired but enthusiastic and occasionally whooping like they were cadets. Others were people with whom he had served over his storied career, whom he recognized from the dais during his speech. The...
  • Official: 5 troops killed in Afghanistan bombing are all Americans

    04/17/2011 4:26:00 PM PDT · by Pan_Yan · 62 replies
    CNN ^ | April 17, 2011 6:27 p.m. EDT | Barbara Starr
    (CNN) -- Five troops killed in a suicide bombing this weekend at a military base in eastern Afghanistan were members of the U.S. Army's 101st Airborne Division, a senior U.S. military official said Sunday. Earlier, authorities had said only that five members of NATO-led International Security Assistance Force, which includes troops from the United States and other nations, were killed in the Saturday incident. The families of all five have been notified of the deaths, and a formal announcement from the Army is forthcoming, said the official, who declined to be identified pending the announcement. On March 29, the same...
  • 101st says 6 killed in ongoing Afghanistan battle

    03/31/2011 4:48:27 PM PDT · by Pan_Yan · 40 replies
    AP via Miami Herald ^ | Thursday, 03.31.11 | KRISTIN M. HALL
    FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. -- A tough battle continues in eastern Afghanistan's most volatile area where six U.S. soldiers died on Tuesday, said Maj. Gen. John F. Campbell, commanding general of the 101st Airborne Division. Campbell spoke to reporters at Fort Campbell on the Tennessee-Kentucky state line during a video conference from his headquarters in Bagram on Thursday and said that 117 members of the 101st have died in Afghanistan since last March. All six soldiers were from the 1st Brigade Combat Team. The latest deaths came during ongoing combat to clear insurgents from eastern Afghanistan. Campbell said he couldn't discuss...
  • [Major] Dick Winters, of 'Band of Brothers' fame, dies

    01/09/2011 5:43:04 PM PST · by GQuagmire · 118 replies ^ | Sunday, January 09, 2011 | MONICA VON DOBENECK
    <p>Dick Winters, the former World War II commander whose war story was told in the book and miniseries “Band of Brothers,” has died.</p> <p>Dick Winters led a quiet life on his Fredericksburg farm and in his Hershey home until the book and miniseries “Band of Brothers” threw him into the international spotlight.</p>
  • Obama arrives in Afghanistan on surprise visit

    12/03/2010 10:34:13 AM PST · by Justaham · 102 replies · 1+ views ^ | 12-3-10 | Carol E. Lee
    BAGRAM AIR BASE, Afghanistan – President Barack Obama arrived here tonight on an unannounced visit to thank U.S. forces and meet with American officials. Air Force One touched down at the sprawling air base at 8:35 pm local time after a 13-hour flight from Washington. Obama, dressed in a brown leather bomber jacket and dark slacks, was met by Gen. David Petraeus, commander of U.S. forces in Afghanistan and U.S. ambassador Karl Eikenberry. Obama is expected to remain on the ground for only three hours in what had been planned as a six-hour visit. Bad weather will prevent him from...
  • A friend of mine in Afghanistan just lost a "battle"/fellow soldier.

    11/02/2010 3:50:06 PM PDT · by streetpreacher · 41 replies
    Personal ^ | November 02, 2010 | Me
    My wife's friend (who I served with) just wrote: "One of Mike's friends from his company lost his life on Saturday fighting for our freedom :( Along with 4 others who got injured. He has an 18 month old daughter and wife he left behind. How sad." Please pray for my friend Mike and his battles as well as all of the families involved.
  • Member of Unit Linked to 'Dirty Dozen' Dies in Pennsylvania

    04/12/2010 8:01:05 AM PDT · by Puppage · 15 replies · 1,051+ views ^ | 04/12/2010
    PHILADELPHIA -- John "Jack" Agnew, one of the original members of a U.S. Army unit that operated behind enemy lines in World War II and is often credited with having loosely inspired the movie "The Dirty Dozen," has died at age 88.
  • Repya turns to fight for IP endorsement in gubernatorial race

    01/20/2010 4:07:38 AM PST · by WOBBLY BOB · 6 replies · 317+ views
    pioneer press ^ | 1-20-10 | Billy Salisbury
    Joe Repya is one old soldier who won't fade away. Repya, a 63-year-old retired U.S. Army lieutenant colonel from Eagan who served in three wars, today will join a political battle by launching a campaign for the Independence Party endorsement for governor. He's a political newcomer but the veteran of 10 years of combat duty in Vietnam and of the Persian Gulf War and one of the oldest U.S. soldiers to volunteer for Operation Iraqi Freedom said Tuesday, "No other candidate is as battle-tested as I am." He planned to file paperwork with the state campaign finance board today to...
  • A Remarkable Recovery (video)

    08/25/2009 12:06:30 PM PDT · by nuconvert · 5 replies · 697+ views
    Lt. Brian Brennan was severely wounded in Iraq and faced unbeatable odds but, as David Martin reports, he made a remarkable recovery with a little help from a special Cherokee word. (and a visit from Gen. Patraeus)
  • Lest We&#8200;Forget: Screaming Eagles Know Freedom’s Cost

    05/23/2009 4:02:52 PM PDT · by William Tell 2 · 3 replies · 576+ views
    The Bulletin ^ | May 22, 2009 | MICHAEL P. TREMOGLIE
    Lest We Forget: Screaming Eagles Know Freedom’s Cost The men of the 101st Airborne Division, or Screaming Eagles, train. (Courtesy of US Army) By MICHAEL P. TREMOGLIE, The Bulletin Friday, May 22, 2009 It is said that freedom is not free. The wise person knows this to be true. However, it takes more than wisdom to know the exact value. If anyone knows the price, it is the men of the 101st Airborne Division. They know it all too well because they have paid it many times. They are known as the Screaming Eagles, the men of the 101st Airborne. They are...
  • ‘Screaming Eagles’ to Go Home Early

    11/06/2008 4:01:22 PM PST · by SandRat · 11 replies · 794+ views
    WASHINGTON, Nov. 6, 2008 – About 3,000 soldiers assigned to the 101st Airborne Division’s 2nd Brigade Combat Team will leave Iraq nearly two months earlier than planned, military officials said. Improved security and decreased violence across the unit’s area of operations in northwestern Baghdad is enabling the early redeployment of the soldiers back to Fort Campbell, Ky., Pentagon spokesman Bryan Whitman told reporters today. The unit is commencing pack-up operations, Whitman said, and its return window is around the Thanksgiving-Christmas holiday season. Army Gen. David H. Petraeus, U.S. Central Command chief, and Army Gen. Raymond T. Odierno, commander of Multinational...
  • Cleveland (TN): A brother’s unfinished business

    09/27/2008 9:27:30 PM PDT · by Tennessee Nana · 6 replies · 654+ views
    Chattanooga Times Free Press ^ | September, 28, 2008 | Lauren Gregory
    FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. — It’s a few minutes before 5 a.m. The sun isn’t up yet, but Chris Weir is. A few years ago, the Cleveland, Tenn., native might still have been in bed at this hour. He might have been dreaming about his chances of winning the Bradley County mayoral race before getting up and putting on the suit and tie that had become his uniform in the business world. But today the 28-year-old already is dressed, and he’s wearing a different kind of uniform. It’s the same kind his little brother died in. Though the fabric is fairly...
  • (TN) Corker Votes For, Alexander Against Bill To Fund Ongoing Government Operations

    09/27/2008 8:03:27 PM PDT · by Tennessee Nana · 12 replies · 565+ views ^ | September 27, 2008 | Staff Writer
    Sen. Bob Corker on Saturday voted for passage of H.R. 2638, the continuing resolution, which passed the Senate by a vote of 78 to 12. Sen. Lamar Alexander voted against the bill. The resolution funds the ongoing operations of the federal government, including Tennessee defense and military construction projects, and lifts the 25 year-old federal ban on oil exploration along the Outer Continental Shelf. The legislation must now be signed into law by the President. “This was a tough vote for me,” said Sen. Corker. “We should have considered each of the appropriations bills independently - with full debate and...
  • Hundreds of Former Iraqi Insurgents Reconcile With Government

    06/11/2008 6:12:29 PM PDT · by SandRat · 5 replies · 213+ views
    BALAD, Iraq, June 11, 2008 – Since May 22, more than 500 former insurgents in the Balad area have reconciled with the Iraqi government, choosing a different path for their lives. Operation Balad Musalahah is a combined effort between the qada-level government of Iraq -- a qada is roughly equivalent to a U.S. county -- and the leadership of the Iraqi police, 4th Iraqi Army Division, and the 101st Airborne Division’s 1st Squadron, 32nd Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team. The ongoing effort has encouraged tribal leaders and local people with significant influence to promote unity within the once-beleaguered area,...
  • Troops in Iraq Kill Four Militants, Detain 13, Seize Weapons

    06/03/2008 4:27:59 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 63+ views
    WASHINGTON, June 3, 2008 – Coalition and Iraqi forces killed four enemy fighters, captured 13 suspects and seized scores of weapons in Iraq in recent days, military officials said. Troops captured seven suspects today, including two wanted men believed to be tied to al-Qaida in Iraq bombing networks. One wanted man, captured with four associates in Mosul, allegedly is a security leader for al-Qaida in Iraq and is suspected of coordinating bombings against Iraqi police. Forces seized the other wanted man, who reportedly facilitates suicide bombings and foreign-terrorist movement in Tikrit for al-Qaida in Iraq, along with an additional suspect....
  • Tip leads MND-C Soldiers to huge cache

    05/21/2008 5:31:12 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 1 replies · 59+ views
    Multi-National Corps – Iraq Public Affairs Office, Camp Victory ^ | May 21, 2008 | Multi-National Division – Center PAO
    CAMP VICTORY, Iraq – A local sheik, informed by a Sons of Iraq member, gave a tip to Coalition forces, leading them to a huge munitions cache approximately 13 kilometers south of Baghdad May 21.Soldiers from 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), retrieved the cache containing 268, 57 mm mortar rounds; two, 82 mm mortars and four, 107 mm rocket casings.None of the rounds were serviceable, but they could have been alternately used as improvised explosive devices.The munitions were turned over to Iraqi Army personnel at a nearby compound.                                                                          -30-
  • Transition Team Teaches Skills to Iraqi Army Soldiers

    05/09/2008 4:38:21 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 131+ views
    Multi-National Force - Iraq ^ | Pvt. Christopher McKenna, USA
    FORWARD OPERATING BASE FALCON — A Military Transition Team stationed at FOB Falcon, about eight kilometers south of Baghdad, plays a rigorous and important role in rebuilding the capacity of Iraq. The MiTT helps the Iraqi Army to operate in an optimal manner, said Sgt. Chad Highland, Headquarters and Headquarters Troop, 1st Squadron, 33rd Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault). Soldiers from the MiTT, assigned to 1-33rd Cav. Regt., teaches a five-day Iraqi basic training course using U.S. Army knowledge converted into something Iraqi Army Soldiers can execute. “It’s basically a course to teach basic...
  • Sons of Iraq Help Secure Fuhail Village

    04/29/2008 5:24:17 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 64+ views
    Multi-National Force - Iraq ^ | Staff Sgt. Tony M. Lindback, USA
    PATROL BASE YATES — As part of their commitment to keeping insurgents away, members of the Sons of Iraq built a checkpoint on a narrow stretch of road through Fuhail Mujeer Village, 25 kilometers southwest of Baghdad, April 25. As recently as December, Rakkasan Soldiers of 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), established a presence in the area, which was previously an insurgent safe haven. Now Soldiers from 2nd Platoon, Company C, 3rd Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment, assigned to their battalion’s Company D, are living at the newly built Patrol Base Yates and working with the SoI...
  • Camp Teaches Iraqi Children Basketball (3rd BCT, 101st Abn. Div. (AASLT))

    04/11/2008 4:12:25 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 79+ views
    Multi-National Force - Iraq ^ | Staff Sgt. Tony M. Lindback, USA
    With the ball, Spc. Cortez Cox, a water purification specialist, and Staff Sgt. Howard Benjamin, a section leader, both with Company B, 2nd Battalion, 69th Armor Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), teach Radwaniyah children how to defend and take the ball away during day two of a three-day basketball camp at Patrol Base Lion’s Den. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Tony M. Lindback, 3rd BCT, 101st Abn. Div. (AASLT). BR>PATROL BASE LION’S DEN — Radwaniyah area children were treated to something a little out of the ordinary when U.S. Soldiers at Patrol Base Lion’s...
  • 101st Airborne Takes Over for 82nd Airborne in Afghanistan

    04/10/2008 4:38:31 PM PDT · by SandRat · 8 replies · 165+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Pfc. Mary L. Gonzalez, USA
    BAGRAM AIR BASE, Afghanistan, April 10, 2008 – On the 101st day of 2008, the headquarters of the 101st Airborne Division officially became Combined Joint Task Force 101 and took command of NATO’s Regional Command East sector of Afghanistan from the 82nd Airborne Division. Army Maj. Gen. Jeffrey Schloesser and Division Command Sgt. Maj. Vincent Camacho of 101st Airborne Division uncase the division colors during a transfer-of-authority ceremony at Bagram Air Base, Afghanistan, April 10, 2008. The 101st Airborne Division assumed command of Combined Joint Task Force 101 from 82nd Airborne Division in Regional Command East of NATO’s International...
  • MND-B Soldiers target criminals; 23 killed

    03/30/2008 6:27:27 AM PDT · by NRG1973 · 12 replies · 1,146+ views
    Multi-national Force Iraq ^ | March 30, 2008 | N/A
    BAGHDAD – Multi-National Division – Baghdad soldiers engaged and killed 23 criminals in separate engagements in Baghdad March 28. Soldiers from 2nd BCT, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), killed one criminal in northeastern Baghdad after seeing the individual with a rocket propelled grenade launcher in an alleyway during a patrol. At approximately 4 p.m., a 3rd BCT, 4th Infantry Division vehicle struck an improvised explosive device in northeastern Baghdad. A number of criminals then fired on the soldiers while they attempted to recover the vehicle. Soldiers spotted and engaged two of the attackers, killing them both. Iraqi security forces and...
  • MND-B Soldiers target criminals; 23 killed

    03/29/2008 5:09:50 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 203+ views
    BAGHDAD – Multi-National Division – Baghdad soldiers engaged and killed 23 criminals in separate engagements in Baghdad March 28. Soldiers from 2nd BCT, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), killed one criminal in northeastern Baghdad after seeing the individual with a rocket propelled grenade launcher in an alleyway during a patrol. At approximately 4 p.m., a 3rd BCT, 4th Infantry Division vehicle struck an improvised explosive device in northeastern Baghdad. A number of criminals then fired on the soldiers while they attempted to recover the vehicle. Soldiers spotted and engaged two of the attackers, killing them both. Iraqi security forces and...
  • Iraqi troops find cache of Iranian-made rockets, other weapons south of Baghdad

    03/29/2008 10:34:36 AM PDT · by maquiladora · 11 replies · 518+ views
    BAGHDAD: Iraqi soldiers uncovered a cache of Iranian-made rockets and armor-piercing roadside bombs Saturday in an apartment building occupied by Shiite militia members south of Baghdad, the U.S. military said. The cache was found in one apartment and contained 17 bombs known as explosively formed penetrators, or EFPs, three Iranian-made 107 mm rockets and an assortment of rifles and Iraqi security force uniforms. Col. Dominic Caraccilo, commander of the 3rd Brigade, 101st Airborne Division, said the rockets were marked with manufacture dates as recent as 2007, and were believed to have been brought into the country from Iran during a...
  • 101 Days With The 101st Airborne Division: The Sequel (A follow up 2 yrs later Defend America News)

    01/21/2008 3:26:26 PM PST · by o_zarkman44 · 6 replies · 419+ views
    Defend America, U.S, Dept of Defense ^ | 1, 20,2008 | Shelby Monroe
    Bravo By Day, Bravo By Night January 17, 2008 It’s hard to remember when the day went from routine, almost boring, to unpredictable, even exciting. It’s hard to remember when we went from chatting up the locals in town to staring at piles of dirt in the desert. I know we got back to the base at about 11:00 pm. I know I hadn’t peed since 8:30 am. I had eaten an Otis Spunkmeyer muffin around lunchtime, figuring that would hold me until dinner. But then dinner turned out to be goldfish crackers and the hard candy that is kept...
  • Duncan Hunter Tribute

    01/19/2008 4:15:45 PM PST · by WalterSkinner · 280 replies · 22,324+ views
    YouTube ^ | 1-19-08 | YouTube
    Tribute video for Congressman Duncan Hunter, who ended his candidacy for president today.
  • 101st Airborne prepares for deployments to Iraq, Afghanistan

    09/07/2007 11:15:10 AM PDT · by wmichgrad · 22 replies · 844+ views
    The Leaf-Cchronicle | September 7, 2007 | Kristin M. Hall
    101st Airborne prepares for deployments to Iraq, Afghanistan
  • They Remember: Memorial Day, Margraten, Netherlands

    05/28/2007 3:39:12 PM PDT · by RedRover · 27 replies · 1,934+ views
    Irma Haex | May 28, 2007 | David Allender
    I received an e-mail today from Mrs. Irma Haex of Holland. She and her teenage son, Wesley, have adopted the graves of four Americans buried in the Netherlands American Cemetery in Margraten.Irma writes... We do this out of respect for the men who paid the ultimate price for our freedom, it is 62 years ago that the war ended, but most of the Dutch people won’t forget. I thought people here might enjoy knowing that there people like Irma and Wesley Haex, tending the graves of our fallen overseas. _______________________________ Irma Haex at the grave of Sergeant Robert E. Grame,...
  • Tennessee hometown rallies behind soldier charged with murdering Iraqis [Girouard, 101st Airborne]

    02/09/2007 12:40:48 PM PST · by RedRover · 23 replies · 730+ views
    Associated Press via San Diego Tribune ^ | February 9, 2007 | Kristin M. Hall
    SWEETWATER, Tenn. – A 6-foot banner hanging from a gazebo in the center of this town of 6,000 reads: “Ray fought for Sweetwater. Now let's fight for Ray.”Folks in Sweetwater are standing by hometown soldier Raymond Girouard, raising more than $18,000 for his defense against murder charges.The 24-year-old staff sergeant with the 101st Airborne Division, was one of four soldiers charged with murdering three Iraqi detainees last year.“Anybody that knows Raymond knows his character, and this is not Raymond,” said his grandfather, 64-year-old Ron Bentley.The other soldiers have pleaded guilty and agreed to cooperate with prosecutors; Girouard, the squad leader,...
  • Eulogy for a WW2 Hero - 101st 'Screaming Eagles'

    02/06/2007 7:20:01 PM PST · by Jackknife · 37 replies · 2,087+ views ^ | 2-06-07 | J D Wetterling
    A Eulogy for Rene Schmidt, Soldier of the CrossLast Thursday night, Feb. 1, 2007, my brother in Christ, Rene Schmidt, Soldier of the Cross, was honorably discharged from the battle of this life at age 89. It appeared God just stilled his great heart and his soul departed in peace. What an uncommon blessing for an uncommon saint! I know he’s never been happier, nor I for him. Without ever shirking God’s call on his life, he spoke often to me, in the five years I knew him, of his longing to be in heaven with Jesus and reunited with...
  • Need anglers to take 101st Airborn Division soldiers fishing

    09/05/2006 2:26:29 PM PDT · by girlangler · 45 replies · 1,862+ views
    Calling all fishermen. the Great state of Tennessee has long been known for its call to service and has earned the title, "Tennessee Volunteers." Well it time to step up to the plate for all of the fishermen out there as well as the lady fishermen. The American Bass Anglers, along with the Paris/ Henry Coounty Chambers, The Stewart Co Chamber, Northwest TN Tourism and the Friends of Paris Landing need your help to take the solders of the 101st Airborne Div on a fishing trip to be held on KY Lake out of Paris landing State Park on Oct...
  • Titans get surprise wakeup by 101st Airborne Division

    08/08/2006 7:32:04 AM PDT · by Warren_Piece · 54 replies · 3,059+ views
    Titans Online ^ | 8/7/2006 | By Gary Glenn
    Titans get surprise wakeup by 101st Airborne Division By Gary Glenn Titans Online Linebacker Keith Bulluck (53) and Titans players were surprised with an early morning workout Monday at nearby Ft. Campbell. CLARKSVILLE, TN, Aug. 7, 2006 -- As Titans players went to bed Sunday evening, they had no idea what was about to transpire only a few hours later. With only a single practice scheduled for Monday afternoon, they figured Monday morning would be a piece of cake. That turned out to be far from the truth. They were awakened at 4:30 a.m. by fists pounding on their doors from...
  • Pathfinder Company/101st - the Army’s New Rapid Action Plan to Stop the Terrorists

    08/06/2006 4:10:16 PM PDT · by turbocat · 6 replies · 1,597+ views ^ | 8/6/06 | Shooting USA
    New Unit has Developed the Army’s New Iraq Strategy The newest unit for Operation Thank You is the Pathfinder Company of the 5th Battalion of the 101st Airborne Regiment. The 60 members of Pathfinder Company are deployed to Central Operating Base Speicher near Tikrit, Iraq, and have developed the Army’s newest strategy in dealing with the Terrorists targeting US Troops and the civilians supporting the new Iraqi government.
  • Cortez to face military hearing in Iraq

    07/27/2006 1:45:04 PM PDT · by PghBaldy · 3 replies · 572+ views
    Desert Dispatch ^ | July 27 | Adrienne Ziegler
    On Aug. 6, Sgt. Paul Cortez will face the first steps in the military trial process. Cortez will undergo an Article 32 hearing in Iraq for the rape and murder of a 14-year-old Iraqi girl and the killing of her family while serving in Mahmudiya.
  • 101st NCOs inducted

    07/26/2006 10:37:11 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 250+ views
    Multi-National Forces-Iraq ^ | Sgt. Rachel Brune
    The honor guard arrives with the colors during the 101st Brigade Troops Battalion NCO Induction Ceremony. Story and photo by Sgt. Rachel Brune101st Sustainment Brigade Q-WEST BASE COMPLEX -- Fourteen newly-promoted noncommissioned officers of the 101st Brigade Troops Battalion were inducted into the NCO corps in an induction ceremony July 19 at the MWR Theater here. The Soldiers inducted belong to Headquarters and Headquarters Company, Company A, Company B, 620th Movement Control Team and 55th Postal Detachment. After viewing a musical slide show depicting NCOs in action around the battalion, Command Sgt. Maj. Stephen D. Blake, 101st Sustainment Brigade, led...
  • Iraq rape trial hits religious obstacle

    07/17/2006 11:02:28 AM PDT · by xzins · 105 replies · 2,277+ views
    Fairfax ^ | 18 Jul 06 | Ryan Lenz
    US MILITARY officials fear that religious hurdles in exhuming the body of a teenage girl could complicate the prosecution of American soldiers accused of raping and murdering her. The officials said a vigorous prosecution was essential and punishment should be severe if the five servicemen and one former soldier were convicted. Five soldiers from the 101st Airborne Division are accused of raping and murdering Abeer al-Janabi near the town of Mahmoudiya on March 12. A sixth soldier is accused of failing to report the crime. Three of her family members were also killed in the assault. The victim's male relatives...
  • FREEPER ALERT: Patriot Guard Riders need help for a SPECIAL MISSION at Ft. Campbell July 12th!!

    07/06/2006 7:13:43 PM PDT · by BlueOneGolf · 7 replies · 1,129+ views
    Patriot Guard Riders ^ | July 6 2006 | BlueOneGolf
    The Patriot Guard Riders need help on the afternoon/evening of Wednesday July 12th for a PGR SPECIAL MISSION in Oak Grove, KY for the Ft. Campbell Eagle Remeberance Ceremony. There is a possibility that protestors may try to show up but PGR really wants to do a tremendously positive display at the front gate that will honor America's fallen heroes and they are requesting help.DETAILS FROM THE PGR WEBSITE: "Ft. Campbell and the 101st Airborne Division are holding the monthly Eagle Remembrance Ceremony to honor all 101st Airborne Division soldiers who have been killed in the previous month. July's...
  • Reporter Spends 101 Days with 101st Airborne

    07/03/2006 2:31:33 PM PDT · by SandRat · 31 replies · 824+ views
    Defend America News ^ | Capt. Lyn Graves
    Shelby Monroe, a reporter embedded with 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division in Iraq, stands in front of an overturned truck that had been found filled with explosives near Tal Afar, Iraq. Courtesy photo by Shelby Monroe Reporter Spends 101 Days with 101st Airborne Tennessee reporter embeds with 101st Airborne to report on soldiers' stories. By U.S. Army Capt. Lyn Graves 133rd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment KIRKUK, Iraq, July 3, 2006 -- Spending 101 days with the 101st Airborne Division in the heat of north-central Iraq during Operation Iraqi Freedom is not what some journalists would call a...
  • Light a candle to Tommy Tucker (Request by cousin posted on FR)

    06/22/2006 3:57:08 AM PDT · by mware · 89 replies · 3,153+ views
    post #8 ^ | 06/26/06 | Martha A Ware
    Hello Everyone who is posting to this story. First I would like to introduce myself. My name is Laura Anderson and I am Tommy Tuckers cousin who lives in Portland, Or. I am so grateful that so many people from all over the world have been so supportive of my families loss. This was definately our worst fear. I know that on friday the city of madras is going to have a candle light vigil so please all who are supportive please lite a candle to honor all the soldiers who have fought for us and lost their lives. If...
  • Three soldiers face charges of murdering Iraqis

    06/20/2006 1:43:19 PM PDT · by jamesm113 · 21 replies · 746+ views
    Knight Ridder ^ | June 20, 2006 | Drew Brown
    WASHINGTON - Three soldiers with the 101st Airborne Division have been charged with murder in connection with the deaths of three Iraqi detainees in their custody last month, the U.S. military said Monday. The sergeant and two lower-ranking soldiers with the division's 3rd Brigade Combat Team from Fort Campbell, Ky., also have been charged with attempted murder, conspiracy, communicating a threat and obstructing justice. The three detainees died May 9 during an operation near Thar Thar Canal in southern Salah ad Din province, U.S. Central Command said. The soldiers charged are Staff Sgt. Raymond Girouard, Spc. William Hunsaker and Pfc....
  • Band of Brothers Soldiers Detain Suspects, Unearth Major Cache

    04/21/2006 4:37:02 PM PDT · by SandRat · 15 replies · 794+ views
    WASHINGTON, April 21, 2006 – U.S. soldiers from Task Force Band of Brothers scored successes in two operations this week. Soldiers from the task force caught seven suspected insurgents in the act of emplacing explosives yesterday. Soldiers on patrol with Battery B, 3rd Battalion, 29th Field Artillery Regiment, 3rd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, observed the suspects digging. As the patrol approached, the suspects tried to flee in two vehicles. The soldiers stopped, searched and detained all the suspects. In one vehicle, a blue truck, soldiers discovered more than 120 mortar rounds, fuses and four missiles. At the site where the...
  • Media Spinning of Operation Swarmer

    03/20/2006 8:19:42 AM PST · by dson7_ck1249 · 4 replies · 791+ views
    Townhall ^ | 3.20.2006 | W. Thomas Smith, Jr.
    The latest criticism of the war in Iraq has become so politically manipulative, so disingenuous, so over-the-top that it is undermining a critical cause that we cannot, for a variety of global security reasons, afford to lose... Let’s look at last Thursday, March 16, the day the Iraqi National Assembly opened in Baghdad and a high-profile "air assault" northeast of Samarra, as an example: