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So who is better, 101 Creaming Eagles or 82nd All Merkin?

#4
Bravo_Bravo said:
Jus' wunnerin.

I have a very large willy, which I am waving. See me wave my willy. Look at me. Look at me. I wave my willy.

HOOAAH.
Define what you mean by large.

Where are you up to in 'The Peter and Jane' books. Has Pat the dog entered the scene yet? I've just finished the whole series. I am very proud, I might just wave my Willy. It is big.
 
#9
TheSpecialOne said:
82nd are Paras.

101st are Air Assault


as parachute ops are obsolete I'd have to wave my willy with the 101st
A coy of Paratroopers from the 82nd reinforced a Ranger Bn for a drop in Afghan in 2006, it was hush hushed at the time but hit the press in 2008ish. So much for being obsolete.

82nd don't just do the Airborne role. They carried out plenty of air assaults in the Sangin area in support of Brit forces, even having a chinook shot down while approaching a hot LZ.
 
#10
Having been lucky enough to serve alongside some 82nd types, and subsequently having been invited to and attended their Xmas bash at Bragg, my vote's for the 82nd, all the way. Top blokes & blokesses.
 
#13
I've got the Command Sgt Major's challenge coin for the 101st so I ought to go with them..."Balls of the Eagle sir! Oh..erm...what? Ah Good morning Sar'Major" - how funny, a bit like John Wayne meets Jack Hawkins it was!

Then again we had a batery from the 82nd in the AMF(L)...who were good eggs, good Gunners and loved going on the p1ss in Jedburgh instead of whipping away to london for R&R.

So I don't really know Mavis...they're all big lovelies!
 
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#16
Whoever was in Sangin in 2007 who left their MREs unguarded allowing them to be liberated by us. Dunno the unit could have been anyone, the MREs were good though.
 
#17
winnfield said:
tiger stacker said:
You forget the 173rd
TheSpecialOne said:
82nd are Paras

101st are Air Assault

as parachute ops are obsolete I'd have to wave my willy with the 101st
173rd jumped into Northern Iraq, they departed from Italy

http://www.173rdairborne.com/menuiraq.htm
On March 26, 2003, 954 soldiers of the 173rd Airborne Brigade, commanded by Colonel William C. Mayville, conducted a combat jump from C-130 and C-17 aircraft onto Bashur Airfield in Northern Iraq, in an assault known as Operation Northern Delay. The jump took a total of 58 seconds, though 32 paratroopers were unable to jump because they would have landed too far from the rest of the force (refused?) The force had been strung out over a 10,000 yard drop zone, and it took 15 hours before it was completely assembled.

so the timings have improved since WW2 then? :wink:
 
#18
TheSpecialOne said:
winnfield said:
tiger stacker said:
You forget the 173rd
TheSpecialOne said:
82nd are Paras

101st are Air Assault

as parachute ops are obsolete I'd have to wave my willy with the 101st
173rd jumped into Northern Iraq, they departed from Italy

http://www.173rdairborne.com/menuiraq.htm
On March 26, 2003, 954 soldiers of the 173rd Airborne Brigade, commanded by Colonel William C. Mayville, conducted a combat jump from C-130 and C-17 aircraft onto Bashur Airfield in Northern Iraq, in an assault known as Operation Northern Delay. The jump took a total of 58 seconds, though 32 paratroopers were unable to jump because they would have landed too far from the rest of the force (refused?) The force had been strung out over a 10,000 yard drop zone, and it took 15 hours before it was completely assembled.

so the timings have improved since WW2 then? :wink:
How ironic considering the Op name.
 
#19
theres more....

The paratroopers secured the airfield, allowing the C-17s to land and bring in the heavy armor and the 1-63rd Armor contingents. They jumped from aircraft of the 62d Airlift Wing and the 728th Airlift Squadron along with the 786th Security Forces Squadron. Over the next 96 hours, the Wing landed in the remaining 1,200 soldiers of the brigade as well as their vehicles. By March 29 the entire brigade was in Iraq and ready to conduct offensive operations

3 days later!
 

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