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Posted: 9/18/2009 11:15:52 AM EST
[Last Edit: 9/18/2009 11:17:43 AM EST by freeride21a]
Old School 82nd 3-504 PIR E company S/Sgt Louis E Napier.. at his original drop zone in the Netherlands... Being talked to a current 82nd Airborne Ranger! They talked for quite a while, it was soo cool! That is Napiers son behind him.

Link Posted: 9/18/2009 11:24:42 AM EST
Awesome
Link Posted: 9/18/2009 11:27:38 AM EST
THANK YOU S/SGT NAPIER!!!
Link Posted: 9/18/2009 11:29:28 AM EST
Airborne lead the way....
Link Posted: 9/18/2009 11:29:52 AM EST
That's a very moving photograph. Thanks for posting it.
Link Posted: 9/18/2009 11:31:39 AM EST

Originally Posted By freeride21a:
Old School 82nd 3-504 PIR E company S/Sgt Louis E Napier.. at his original drop zone in the Netherlands... Being talked to a current 82nd Airborne Ranger! They talked for quite a while, it was soo cool! That is Napiers son behind him.


Awesome! But I hope he didn't break his leg in the jump that you mentioned (where a couple of WW2 vets were actually going to jump).



Link Posted: 9/18/2009 11:31:53 AM EST
That must be an awesome trip you are on. Thanks for the photo.
Link Posted: 9/18/2009 11:35:00 AM EST
Link Posted: 9/18/2009 11:35:23 AM EST
[Last Edit: 9/18/2009 11:35:43 AM EST by PennsylvaniaExpat]
Originally Posted By GI-45:

Originally Posted By freeride21a:
Old School 82nd 3-504 PIR E company S/Sgt Louis E Napier.. at his original drop zone in the Netherlands... Being talked to a current 82nd Airborne Ranger! They talked for quite a while, it was soo cool! That is Napiers son behind him.


Awesome! But I hope he didn't break his leg in the jump that you mentioned (where a couple of WW2 vets were actually going to jump).





Okay, I wanted to make a joke like that but was afraid I wouldn't be able to do so tastefully. Very nice

And God Bless our WWII vets!
Link Posted: 9/18/2009 11:39:35 AM EST

Originally Posted By GI-45:

Originally Posted By freeride21a:
Old School 82nd 3-504 PIR E company S/Sgt Louis E Napier.. at his original drop zone in the Netherlands... Being talked to a current 82nd Airborne Ranger! They talked for quite a while, it was soo cool! That is Napiers son behind him.


Awesome! But I hope he didn't break his leg in the jump that you mentioned (where a couple of WW2 vets were actually going to jump).



No, same place, but he was already injured, nice guy too! The two that did jump did tandem from 8000ft..T Moffat Burris had a perfect landing the other one, Francis Keefe was a little rough, dislocated shoulder. The funny part is that T. Moffat Burris, 89, went over to Francis Keefe, 87, who got hurt and said.. "I've been telling you for years you need to land on your feet, not your shoulder." It was freaking funny!
Link Posted: 9/18/2009 11:40:58 AM EST
[Last Edit: 9/18/2009 11:41:13 AM EST by deuce_22]
Cool.

Other than I can barely see the guys in those ACU's! They really hit a home run with that camo scheme!
Link Posted: 9/18/2009 11:46:24 AM EST
Originally Posted By deuce_22:
Cool.

Other than I can barely see the guys in those ACU's! They really hit a home run with that camo scheme!



Yea the one guy taking a picture look photoshopped into the frame he stands out so much.

Cool pic of someone who should be honored.

Po-Po
Link Posted: 9/18/2009 2:47:31 PM EST

Originally Posted By deuce_22:
Cool.

Other than I can barely see the guys in those ACU's! They really hit a home run with that camo scheme!

Yep, in that environment, I think I'd rather use the olive drab M1942 jumpsuits that the vet and his son are wearing, instead of ACUs!


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