Our blog buddy “This Buddy of Mine” has a brother who just graduated from the US Army Parachute School at Ft. Benning, GA after finishing his initial entry training to become an infantryman.
Normally, that’s no big deal. Except his brother is 37! Now, that’s not old to you or me, but it is positively ancient to soldiers.
TBoM’s brother just found out he’s headed to the 173rd Airborne Brigade, stationed in Vincenza, Italy, and he’ll be due for a rotation to Afghanistan sometime in the fall of this year.
The 173rd has a glorious combat record in Vietnam, and has added to its honors with a tour in Iraq. Here’s just a taste of what they saw: