Well said, MSG Westberg.
I remember those "Red Bulls" (1/133d Infantry) when I enlisted in the National Guard in 1962 who were WWII vets. They were among the first units to engage the German Army in Operation Torch, when we invaded North Africa. And were still fighting in Italy at the end of the war. Many of them didn't return home. And they served again in Iraq (one of the first units to be "surged") and Afghanistan, with more who gave their lives.
And as a former CIA officer, I remember Micheal Spann, the first American casualty in Afghanistan following 9/11. One of the stars on the Agency's memorial wall is his.
Larry J. Brown
COL (ret), MI-USAR
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