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Old 08-22-2007, 03:38 PM   #6
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Default Re: "The War As We Saw It"

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Originally Posted by Cape Cod Steel Head View Post
I suggest if you want an insiders point of view( the ones who are doing the fighting and dying) watch The War Tapes.

I would suggest if you want an accurate insiders point of view ... you should consider that this article is based on the liberal leanings of only 7 soldiers from 82nd...made up of the following Battallions, Brigades and Teams:

Makeup of the 82nd Airborne Division Units:

Division Special Troops Battalion
1st Brigade Combat Team
1st Battalion, 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment
2nd Battalion, 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment
3rd Squadron, 73rd Cavalry Regiment
3rd Battalion, 319th Airborne Field Artillery Regiment
307th Brigade Support Battalion
1st BCT Special Troops Battalion

2nd Brigade Combat Team
1st Battalion, 325th Airborne Infantry Regiment
2nd Battalion, 325 Airborne Infantry Regiment
1st Squadron, 73rd Cavalry Regiment
2nd Battalion, 319th Airborne Field Artillery Regiment
407th Brigade Support Battalion
2nd BCT Special Troops Battalion

3rd Brigade Combat Team
1st Battalion, 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment
2nd Battalion, 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment
5th Squadron, 73rd Cavalry Regiment
1st Battalion, 319th Airborne Field Artillery Regiment
82nd Brigade Support Battalion
3rd BCT Special Troops Battalion

4th Brigade Combat Team
1st Battalion, 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment (Former 3-504)
2nd Battalion, 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment (Former 3-325)
4th Squadron, 73rd Cavalry Regiment
2nd Battalion, 321st Airborne Field Artillery Regiment
782nd Brigade Support Battalion
4th BCT Special Troops Battalion

Combat Aviation Brigade
1st Battalion, 82nd Aviation Regiment (Attack Reconnaissance) AH-64D Apache Longbow
2nd Battalion, 82nd Aviation Regiment (Assault) UH-60L Black Hawk
3rd Battalion, 82nd Aviation Regiment (General Support Aviation)
1st Squadron, 17th Cavalry Regiment (Attack Reconnaissance)
122nd Aviation Support Battalion

82nd Sustainment Brigade
Sustainment Brigade Special Troops Battalion

82nd Division Special Troops Battalion
Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 82nd Airborne Division
Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 82nd Division Special Troops Battalion
Alpha Company (Signal Company)
82nd Airborne Division Band
82nd Airborne Division Advanced Airborne School

(I for one would be happy to let the soldiers in the field decide if we should stay in Iraq....I doubt if the left-wingers would be willing to do the same..which sorta makes the whole New York Times article a moot-point doesnt it?)
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