Archive for the ‘82nd Airborne Division’ Category

This edition of Letters From War Wednesday features a short note home, dated October 1942, from Private David Kline, serving with Company A, 326th Glider Infantry, 82nd Airborne Division. “I am writing you this evening to let you know that I have finally moved. I arrived here at Fort Bragg Monday morning. We were 65 [...]

This week’s Letters From War Wednesday features a short note home, first impressions from Pvt. Eddie Wells, setting foot in Vietnam in the spring of 1968. “I got over here to Bien Hoa at 12:30 yesterday,” he wrote to his parents upon arrival.  “…I can hear bombs going off in the distance. “…You couldn’t believe [...]

Secret Vietnam War Bunkers

October 20, 2011

A secret, Vietnam War-era bunker has been unearthed below the historic Metropole Hotel in downtown Hanoi.  The hotel housed many foreign guests during the war, and the shelter below served to keep them safe from American bombings of the city. The story reminded me of a similar surprise Airborne trooper, Tom Steele, discovered in the [...]

Today, June 6th, marks the 67th anniversary of D-Day–the Allied invasion of Normandy Beach, France during World War II.  In honor of the event, all our posts this week will be D-Day related. This Monday’s 90th Infantry Division Pic of the Week features a shot of recently arrived infantrymen pouring into the French countryside.  The [...]

Eddie Wells served in Vietnam with the 321st Artillery, 82nd Airborne Division. This July 27, 1968 note home speaks of his time up north. “Well, we finally moved.  We moved way up by the DMZ.  We are on top of a mountain.  There are mountains all around.  The only way anything can be brought into [...]

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