Screaming Eagles

bernardtwindwilGranddad & story teller,
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Screaming Eagles

by bernardtwindwil

We have a rendezvous with destiny

We were mustered, formed and trained in forty-four Volunteers all ran until their legs were strong as oak

Our strength and courage strike the spark

Practiced in harness and helm to jump out the door Bravery in common the fire of patriotism they stoke

That will always set men free

We were afraid flak and darkness was our night When we jumped into France to liberate the land

Assault right down through the skies of blue

Behind the beaches of Normandy, we showed our might Against the fascist of Europe we maid our noble stand

keep your eye on the job to be done

We've done the same for every threat our nation faces We few, we devoted, we band of brothers of the gun

We are the soldiers of the Hundred and First

Elite paratroopers we're ready to fight in distant places Courageous bold and we are the men of the one-oh-one

We fight til the battles won AIRBORNE!!

Whenever we are threatened just look up high A stick of gallant paratroopers drops from the sky

The bold type are words from the song of the 101st Airborne

The words in small type are my feeble attempt to honor the all the brave men of the 101st past, present, and future.

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bernardtwindwilGold CommaGranddad & story teller,
6 months ago
A ghost story, maybe
This is true absolutely true.

bernardtwindwilGold CommaGranddad & story teller,
a month ago
Like people, bullets come in all shapes, colors , ...

bernardtwindwilGold CommaGranddad & story teller,
7 months ago
Reading this could lead to an open mind

ivoryannaliseCommabassadorWriter, Reader, YouTuber, and Artist
10 months agoReply
Oh. Okay! That's interesting! Were you scared the first time you jumped? Where did you train?

bernardtwindwilGold CommaGranddad & story teller,
10 months agoReply
@ivoryannalise I'm old darlin' but not that old. I was a paratrooper in the Vietnam war. I made 28 combat jumps. That includes 7 HALO jumps which are high altitude low opening. You more or less skydive until you are close.

ivoryannaliseCommabassadorWriter, Reader, YouTuber, and Artist
10 months agoReply
Were you a paratrooper in World War Two?

bernardtwindwilGold CommaGranddad & story teller,
10 months agoReply
@michaelschulze I always have said that getting shot at builds character and necessitates an quick change in pants.

10 months agoReply
I can remember my first jump it was for my 60th birthday only fifteen second of free fall but nobody was shooting at me