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A group of paratroopers are celebrating their heritage with family and friends on Monday ahead of their journey to Afghanistan in June.
All American Week is a week long celebration of the 82nd Airborne Division’s legacy and mission, and it’s also a chance to honor and remember veterans.
Rich Becker, one of the returning veterans,
served the 82nd Airborne back in 1956. He spent Monday’s division run slapping high fives and supporting the troops who filled his shoes and fight a different kind of enemy than he faced.
“It has to be much more difficult not knowing who your enemy is,” said Becker. “They’re not wearing the uniform of some country they’re just wearing clothing. It’s a different world.”
General Kurilla agrees, stating that 1,
500 members of the 1st Brigade Combat Team will head to Afghanistan next month to continue the fight against terrorism in America’s longest war.