Special Thanks

 

First and foremost to Elizabeth for her support and encouragement because without her this book would never have been written

 

Secondly to my fellow Sky Soldiers that encouraged me to put my words to pen.

Gerry Stesiak (Raptors Prey), Chuck Dean (Nam Vet), Don C. Hall (I Served)

 

Thirdly to;

CSM Kenneth Riley, 325th Infantry, 82nd Airborne Division

Lorraine Allen, Technical Info Specialist, Armor School Library, Ft. Knox, Kentucky

William Jackson, Author (Business As Usual & For Hire)

Roger Bray - 4/503rd Airborne Infantry, 173d Airborne Brigade, Combat Infantryman

Bill Klinger - 4/503rd Airborne Infantry, 173d Airborne Brigade, Combat Infantryman

Charles Anderson, Troop E, 17th Cavalry,  173d Airborne Brigade, Commander E-99

Harold Kretz - Troop E, 17th Cavalry, 173d Airborne Brigade, Driver E-27

Don Palmer, Troop E, 17th Cavalry,  173d Airborne Brigade

Paul Runyan, B-Med,  173d Airborne Brigade, Combat Medic,

Edward Harold,  173d Airborne Brigade

SFC Carl Hardy - U.S. Army (Retired),

Brinda Whiteside, Nurse Veterans Administration

The guys from F-Troop (Pat, Ron, Al, & Eric)

 

 

Last but not least;

Paratroopers around the world for being the best at what they do, but most of all the Sky Soldiers of the 173d Airborne, past and present. Also to the young men and women that read this book and decide to go All The Way.

 

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