March 26, 1963 — On the island of Okinawa, the only separate Airborne Brigade to exist in the history of the US Army was activated.
I was that which others cared not to be.
I went where others feared to go.
I asked nothing from those who gave nothing.
And, reluctantly, accepted the thought of eternal loneliness should I fall.
I have seen the face of terror, felt the chill of fear, warmed to the touch of love.
I have hoped pained cried.
But, foremost, lived in times others would say best forgotten.
At the least in later days, I will be able to say with greatest Pride, that I was indeed.
This site was created to help bring the men of The 173rd together. It has gone far beyond that original dream. This little dream of bring some “HERD BROTHERS” together has brought veteran’s together from as far away as the “Ukraine” and our brother’s from “Down Under” . This site is ours, the veteran. For any input, please, drop me a note.
Brother, have a question or comment?