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101st Airborne Division Soldiers involved in famous Vietnam photo interviewed for first time since image was taken 49 years ago

 

Written by 1st Lt. Daniel Johnson
2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs

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Fort Campbell, KY – In April 1968, Associated Press photographer Art Greenspon took a photograph widely considered to be one of the most telling photos of the Vietnam War that is now titled “Help From Above.”

Embedded with the Soldiers of Company A, 2nd Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division, Greenspon caught the moment after an ambush where Soldiers from the company were moving casualties to a landing zone to be evacuated. Among other honors, the image inspired the poster for the Vietnam War Movie ‘Platoon’ and graces the covers books and front pages of newspapers.

A copy of “Help From Above”, which hangs in the headquarters of 2nd Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division(Air Assault). The photo was donated by Art Greenspon to the 101st when he was inducted as an honorary member of the 327th Infantry Regiment in 2014. Greenspon identified the names and positions of the Soldiers in the photo. Sgt. Maj Watson Baldwin stands with his hands raised signaling to a helicopter. Spc. 4 Dallas Brown lays on the ground grimacing in pain. Sgt. Tim Wintenburg, helmetless on the far right, glances back at the camera. (Original Photo by Art Greenspon, Associated Press, April, 1968. U.S Army Photo by 1st Lt. Daniel Johnson)

A copy of “Help From Above”, which hangs in the headquarters of 2nd Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division(Air Assault). The photo was donated by Art Greenspon to the 101st when he was inducted as an honorary member of the 327th Infantry Regiment in 2014. Greenspon identified the names and positions of the Soldiers in the photo. Sgt. Maj Watson Baldwin stands with his hands raised signaling to a helicopter. Spc. 4 Dallas Brown lays on the ground grimacing in pain. Sgt. Tim Wintenburg, helmetless on the far right, glances back at the camera. (Original Photo by Art Greenspon, Associated Press, April, 1968. U.S Army Photo by 1st Lt. Daniel Johnson)

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101st Airborne Soldiers observe and enhance Niger Basic Training

 

Written by Captain Jason Welch
U.S. Army Africa

U.S. Army AfricaNiamey, Niger – Soldiers of the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division partnered with members of the Forces Armees Nigeriennes (FAN) to observe and mentor the training cadre of the Nigerien basic combat training school from October 13th to November 16th at the Tondibiah Training Base in Niger.

The 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, is the regionally allocated force supporting U.S. Army Africa events and exercises across the African continent this year.

The soldiers came from the 2nd Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment and traveled from Fort Campbell, Kentucky, to Niger to assess how the FAN was conducting basic training of new soldiers and to share U.S. Army methods, but they also learned some lessons of their own.

The team from 2nd Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, of the 1st Brigade Combat Team "Bastogne", 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), poses in front of the Nigerien Armed Forces basic training crest. Standing from left to right: Sgt. 1st Class Michael Mullins, Staff Sgt. Cameron Marsh, Interpreter Mr. Abdourahmane Ibrahim, Sgt. 1st Class Elocious Frazier, Sgt. 1st Class Sean Carey, 1st Lt. Dan Godlasky. Kneeling from left to right: Staff Sgt. Matthew England, Staff Sgt. Andrew Prince, First Sgt. Peter Russell. (Moussa Moumouni)

The team from 2nd Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, of the 1st Brigade Combat Team “Bastogne”, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), poses in front of the Nigerien Armed Forces basic training crest. Standing from left to right: Sgt. 1st Class Michael Mullins, Staff Sgt. Cameron Marsh, Interpreter Mr. Abdourahmane Ibrahim, Sgt. 1st Class Elocious Frazier, Sgt. 1st Class Sean Carey, 1st Lt. Dan Godlasky. Kneeling from left to right: Staff Sgt. Matthew England, Staff Sgt. Andrew Prince, First Sgt. Peter Russell. (Moussa Moumouni)

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Fort Campbell’s 327th Infantry Regiment “Bulldogs” complete Eagle Flight III

 

Written by Sgt. Samantha Stoffregen
1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs

BastogneFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne Division

Fort Campbell, KY – As Soldiers from across the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) formation continue to prepare for upcoming training events, 1st Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment Soldiers took over Range 55 on Fort Campbell, KY, for a week of intensive company-level training from February 16th-19th.

The “Bulldogs” completed Eagle Flight III, which is a culminating exercise executed at the company level.

Soldiers with Company C, 1st Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) provide suppressive fire during the live fire exercise Feb. 17, 2016, at Range 55, Fort Campbell, KY. The “Bulldogs” battalion completed Eagle Flight III, which ensured all rifle companies were proficient on their weapons systems and encompassed various assets from outside the battalion. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Samantha Stoffregen, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Public Affairs)

Soldiers with Company C, 1st Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) provide suppressive fire during the live fire exercise Feb. 17, 2016, at Range 55, Fort Campbell, KY. The “Bulldogs” battalion completed Eagle Flight III, which ensured all rifle companies were proficient on their weapons systems and encompassed various assets from outside the battalion. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Samantha Stoffregen, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Public Affairs)

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101st Airborne Division Bastogne Soldiers Conduct Walk and Shoot at Fort Campbell

 

Written by Sgt. Jon Heinrich
1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs

BastogneFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne Division

Fort Campbell, KY – Soldiers from 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), conducted a walk and shoot exercise May 5-10 near Observation Post 13 here.

The operation was conducted by all the companies and troops from the brigade’s 1st and 2nd Battalions, 327th Infantry Regiment; 1st Squadron, 32nd Cavalry Regiment; and 2nd Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment with support from 2nd Squadron, 17th Cavalry Regiment, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade; 7th Squadron, 17th Cavalry Regiment, 159th Combat Aviation Brigade and Joint Terminal Attack Controllers from the Air Force.

Soldiers with 1st Platoon, Company D, 1st Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), provide suppressive fire during a walk and shoot exercise May 8, 2014, near Observation Post 13 at Fort Campbell, Ky. (Sgt. Jon Heinrich)

Soldiers with 1st Platoon, Company D, 1st Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), provide suppressive fire during a walk and shoot exercise May 8, 2014, near Observation Post 13 at Fort Campbell, Ky. (Sgt. Jon Heinrich)

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Fort Campbell and Austin Peay’s “Operation Yellow Ribbon” Connects Graduates, Soldiers

 

Fort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionAustin Peay State UniversityFort Campbell, KY – Graduating is considered a monumental achievement for any high school student, but for teens with parents and family members deployed to Afghanistan, it takes on a special meaning.

Michael Clayton III, whose father, 1st Sgt. Michael Clayton Jr., is currently deployed to Afghanistan with the 2nd Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), can attest to that.

Fort Campbell High School Class of 2013 graduate Michael Clayton III is overcome with emotion as he speaks with his father, 1st Sgt. Michael Clayton Jr., via Skype moments after his high school commencement ceremony. Clayton Jr., who is deployed to Afghanistan with the 2nd Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, took part in the Division’s “Operation Yellow Ribbon” program. (Photo by Master Sgt. Pete Mayes)

Fort Campbell High School Class of 2013 graduate Michael Clayton III is overcome with emotion as he speaks with his father, 1st Sgt. Michael Clayton Jr., via Skype moments after his high school commencement ceremony. Clayton Jr., who is deployed to Afghanistan with the 2nd Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, took part in the Division’s “Operation Yellow Ribbon” program. (Photo by Master Sgt. Pete Mayes)

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Fort Campbell’s 1st Brigade Combat Team “Bastogne” conducts DANCON March

 

Written by Sgt. Jon Heinrich
1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs

BastogneFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne Division

Jalalabad Airfield, Afghanistan – Stepping off at dawn with more than 22 pounds of weight from combined gear and bag, they began their march in the early morning hours.

U.S. Army soldiers with 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, conducted a Danish Contingent, or DANCON March, at Forward Operating Base Fenty, April 20th.

Three U.S. Army soldiers of 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, stand with their medals after completing a 25 kilometer Danish Contingent March, April 20th, 2013. (Photo by Sgt. Jon Heinrich)

Three U.S. Army soldiers of 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, stand with their medals after completing a 25 kilometer Danish Contingent March, April 20th, 2013. (Photo by Sgt. Jon Heinrich)

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Fort Campbell Bastogne Soldier receives Combat Action Badge from his father

 

Written by U.S. Army Sgt. Zila Winstead
RC-East Public Affairs

BastogneFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne Division

Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan – When one thinks of combat deployments, they typically think of families being separated by thousands of miles and several time zones. But for one Screaming Eagle family, their deployment brought them closer together. Literally.

Five months ago, U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Raymond J. Benning was handpicked to deploy to eastern Afghanistan as a Security Force Assistance Team adviser with 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault).

U.S. Army Sgt. Maj. Thomas M. Pollack, a Pembine, WI, native, pins the Combat Action Badge on his son, U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Raymond J. Benning, during a ceremony March 29, 2013. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Zila Winstead, RC-East Public Affairs)

U.S. Army Sgt. Maj. Thomas M. Pollack, a Pembine, WI, native, pins the Combat Action Badge on his son, U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Raymond J. Benning, during a ceremony March 29, 2013. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Zila Winstead, RC-East Public Affairs)

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Fort Campbell’s 1st Brigade Combat Team Scouts conduct battlefield circulation at Observation Posts

 

Written by U.S. Army Sgt. Jon Heinrich
1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division PAO

BastogneFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne Division

Forward Operating Base Joyce, Afghanistan – A U.S. Army Security Force Assistance and Advisory Team with 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, recently met with local Afghan Border Police January 28th at two ABP observation posts near Forward Operating Base Joyce in Kunar Province, Afghanistan.

The team visiting the observation posts consisted of the 2/1 ABP SFAAT and the Scout Platoon, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 2nd Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division.

Afghan Border Police and U.S. Army Soldiers from 2/1 ABP, 2nd Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, stand on the roof of an observation post outside Forward Operating Base Joyce, Afghanistan, Jan. 28th, 2013, discussing operations the ABP have in the area. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Jon Heinrich, Task Force 1-101 PAO)

Afghan Border Police and U.S. Army Soldiers from 2/1 ABP, 2nd Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, stand on the roof of an observation post outside Forward Operating Base Joyce, Afghanistan, Jan. 28th, 2013, discussing operations the ABP have in the area. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Jon Heinrich, Task Force 1-101 PAO)

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Fort Campbell’s 1st Brigade Combat Team Soldiers help Afghan troops train on D-30 Howitzer

 

Written by Sgt. Jon Heinrich
1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs

BastogneFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne Division

Combat Outpost Monti, Afghanistan – U.S. Army soldiers from Security Forces Assistance and Advisory Team – 5, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, assisted in the training of the Afghan National Army on the D-30 Howitzers at Combat Outpost Monti, Afghanistan, January 18th.

The ANA soldiers, who represent the 2nd Brigade, 201st Kandak Corps, worked to develop crew drills and increase their ability to coordinate artillery fire in a variety of scenario and mission types utilizing the Soviet made 122mm howitzer.

Afghan National Army soldiers from 2nd Brigade, 201st Corps, fire their D-30 Howitzer Jan. 18th, 2013, at Combat Outpost Monti, Afghanistan, as U.S. Army advisors from Security Force Advisory and Assistance Team-5, 1st Brigade Combat, 101st Airborne Division, observed and evaluated the training. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Jon Heinrich, Task Force 1-101 PAO)

Afghan National Army soldiers from 2nd Brigade, 201st Corps, fire their D-30 Howitzer Jan. 18th, 2013, at Combat Outpost Monti, Afghanistan, as U.S. Army advisors from Security Force Advisory and Assistance Team-5, 1st Brigade Combat, 101st Airborne Division, observed and evaluated the training. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Jon Heinrich, Task Force 1-101 PAO)

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US troops, including 101st Airborne Soldiers and Afghan police visit border observation post

 

Written by Sgt. Jon Heinrich
1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs

BastogneFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne Division

Kunar Province, Afghanistan – Afghan Border Police officers from Zone 1 recently visited Observation Point 12, a small post in Kunar province along the Afghanistan-Pakistan border, January 21st.

The mission was a joint operation with U.S. Army soldiers from ABP Zone 1, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division; the commander and command sergeant major from 2nd Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, 1st BCT; Security Forces Assistance and Advisory Team leadership from Combat Outpost Monti, and ABP leadership from the 2-1 Kandak.

Afghan Border Police and U.S. Army Soldiers from ABP Zone 1, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, hike from their landing zone to Observation Point 12 along the Afghanistan-Pakistan border, Jan. 21st, 2013. (U.S. Army Photo by Sgt. Jon Heinrich, CT 1-101 Public Affairs)

Afghan Border Police and U.S. Army Soldiers from ABP Zone 1, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, hike from their landing zone to Observation Point 12 along the Afghanistan-Pakistan border, Jan. 21st, 2013. (U.S. Army Photo by Sgt. Jon Heinrich, CT 1-101 Public Affairs)

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