Sun, 7 May 2006
The 101st airborne division, founded in 1942, is nicknamed the "screaming eagles". Their motto is "Rendevous with Destiny", and they are officially known as air assault infantry. Their training is one of the toughest in the Army.
Some of their battles in WWII include: Pathfinding during D-Day, Operation Market Garden, and the Battle of the Bulge. The division also participated in the Vietnam War (ex. Hamburger Hill), during Desert Storm, and during Operation Cobra II (otherwise known as Operation Iraqi Freedom).
They have been featured in various forms of entertainment including: Brothers in Arms (video game), Band of Brothers (mini-series), Saving Private Ryan (movie).
For more information, read:
US Special Forces by Samuel Southworth
Reader's Digest Illustrated Story of World War II
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