Wednesday, January 11, 2006

Bastogne Chapel Posted by Picasa


The Aloha Chapel when I got here over a year ago. The Idaho crew changed it to Snake River Chapel. Now the Kentucky-based 101st calls it...Bastogne? Still have to learn what that means. But "taking spiritual leadership to a new level" is their chaplains' motto...

3 comments:

Ernest said...

I received this nice little tip in an email from a "spitfire army wife" (thanks!):

The story of Bastogne is a storied one in 101st history. My husband's previous unit in Alaska used to be part of the 105th? which was also involved in "Christmas in Bastogne" and was the subject of many speeches at Dining Out functions. My favorite bit of history is the use of the word "Nuts" in response to a german demand for surrender. Since I can't possibly explain the whole thing, I included a link. Don't worry, I won't tell anyone that you didn't know about Bastogne, sometimes those Airborne guys take it a little personal ;)
-M.



http://www.militaryhistoryonline.com/wwii/articles/bastogne.aspx

SRA said...

Yeah, I was going to tell you that Bastogne is what made the 101st Airborne famous.

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Mo Mommy said...

To clarify, my husband was part of the 501st which was attached to the 101st at that time, he's been giving me flack all morning. Also, did I actually say the story is storied?! My english teachers are turning in their graves. Well, they would be if they were dead. You get the idea.