Sunday, May 19, 2013

Nickname #26 -- May 19, 2013

The First Armored Division, currently based in Fort Bliss, Texas, is nicknamed "Old Ironsides."  Established in 1932, it first fought ten years later during Operation Torch in North Africa.  It participated in the invasion of Italy and fought up the peninsula for the rest of the war.  It was inactivated in 1946 but reactivated in 1951 for the Korean War.  Units of the division fought in Vietnam.  The division fought in both Iraq Wars and is now serving in Afghanistan. 

Yesterday we went to Good Shepherd to celebrate the Feast of Pentecost.  I wore my red shirt.  

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