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Fort Campbell Currahee Soldiers receive Combat Patch on D-Day Anniversary

 

Written by U.S. Army National Guard Spc. Ryan Scott
129th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment

Fort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionThe Currahees

Paktya Province, Afghanistan – The 101st Airborne Division combat patch was presented to Currahee Soldiers at Forward Operating Base Lightning, during a patching ceremony, June 6th.

On this day, 69 years ago, Currahee Soldiers participated in Operation Overlord, the invasion of Normandy, France.

U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Gregory Funk, noncomissioned officer in charge, Forward Operating Base Lightning Base Defense Operations Center, 4th Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team “Currahee”, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), conducted a combat patching ceremony for the Currahee Soldiers at Forward Operating Base Lightning June 6th, 2013. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Spc. Ryan Scott, 129th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)

U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Gregory Funk, noncomissioned officer in charge, Forward Operating Base Lightning Base Defense Operations Center, 4th Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team “Currahee”, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), conducted a combat patching ceremony for the Currahee Soldiers at Forward Operating Base Lightning June 6th, 2013. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Spc. Ryan Scott, 129th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)

From Operation Market Garden and The Battle of the Bulge to the capture of Adolf Hitler’s Berchtesgaden, the original “Band of Brothers” paved the way for future Currahees and set the standard for combat excellence.

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U.S. Army 1st Sgt. Amara Fofana, 1st Sgt., Forward Operating Base Lightning Garrison Support Unit, 4th Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team “Currahee”, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) presents Pfc. Kevin Rodriguez, with the 101st Airborne Division combat patch. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Spc. Ryan Scott, 129th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)

U.S. Army 1st Sgt. Amara Fofana, 1st Sgt., Forward Operating Base Lightning Garrison Support Unit, 4th Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team “Currahee”, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) presents Pfc. Kevin Rodriguez, with the 101st Airborne Division combat patch. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Spc. Ryan Scott, 129th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)

U.S. Army Brig. Gen. Clarence K. Chinn, deputy commanding general for Afghan development south of Kabul, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Combined Joint Task Force 101, presents Spc. Thaddeus Ivory with 4th Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), with the 101st Airborne Division combat patch. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Spc. Ryan Scott, 129th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)

U.S. Army Brig. Gen. Clarence K. Chinn, deputy commanding general for Afghan development south of Kabul, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Combined Joint Task Force 101, presents Spc. Thaddeus Ivory with 4th Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), with the 101st Airborne Division combat patch. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Spc. Ryan Scott, 129th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)


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