Army's 1st Division celebrates at Fort Riley
Thousands of soldiers laced up running shoes instead of boots and hit the asphalt to help celebrate the Army's oldest division and honor members who have died in combat.
The 5-mile run Tuesday by 12,000 soldiers of the 1st Infantry Division was part of its first Victory Week celebration. The division's headquarters is here, as is most soldiers' housing.
Fort Riley expects the weeklong celebration to draw thousands of families, former soldiers and supporters to the post. The week is heavy on athletic competitions, but a ceremony to honor fallen soldiers is scheduled for Thursday.
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#1 Jul 16, 2008
Hooaaah 1st DIV.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY !!
Great history, and ready for the future!!
“lightly burnt,but still smokin”
Since: Dec 06
in the corner of your mind,
#2 Jul 17, 2008
#3 Jul 17, 2008
Ft. Riley is the old home of the horse cavalry. The First Infantry Division is worthy to carry on Ft. Riley's tradition of providing military strength in defense of American interests.
#4 Jul 18, 2008
proudly supporting infidels worldwide. f*** with the best die like the rest
#5 Jul 18, 2008
"Fort Riley has seen 153 of its troops die in Iraq or Afghanistan, most of them from 1st Infantry Division."
Yeah, and every one an evil murdering grunt who had it coming.
Rather than provide such filth to fight illegal wars against innocents, the Fort would be better off incorporating principles and decency into its curriculum.
Explaining the difference between the immorality of their shameful dead and a honorable man like Lt Watada might stop its descent into barbarism.
#6 Jul 23, 2008
i see your from the uk ,you probably would not have been born if we had not saved your ass from the germans. to say something like you said about a whole group of people you never met shows you are a bigot and nobody really cares what you think or say.
#7 Jul 23, 2008
You're just mad because the US kicked your butts out of the colonies and took away your slaves. Ha Ha Ha. Now they have cretins like you to do the menial work that the slaves used to do. Go soak your head!!! Suffer with your own hatred and your own contempt. All you want to do is lash out at those you don't understand.
#8 Jul 24, 2008
Their's not to make reply,
Their's not to reason why,
Their's but to do and die:
Cannon to right of them,
Cannon to left of them,
Cannon in front of them
Volley'd and thunder'd;
Storm'd at with shot and shell,
Boldly they rode and well,
Into the jaws of Death,
Into the mouth of Hell
Charging an army, while
All the world wonder'd:
Storm'd at with shot and shell,
While horse and hero fell,
They that had fought so well
Came thro' the jaws of Death
Back from the mouth of Hell.
When can their glory fade?
O the wild charge they made!
All the world wondered.
Honor the charge they made..
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