Special Forces To Honor Member Of Band Of Brothers

Nearly 90 new Green Berets will graduate, and a member of the 101st Airborne Division's Band of Brothers will be honored by the Special Forces community.

The new Green Berets will graduate Friday during a ceremony in Fayetteville. They are the 248th graduating class and will join the five active duty and two National Guard Special Forces groups.

Before the graduation ceremony, retired Command Sgt. Maj. Ralph G. King will be honored as "Distinguished Members of the Regiment." King joined the Special Forces in 1952, becoming one of the original Special Forces soldiers.

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  • by Wolfgang Location: Chocowinity,NC on Nov 13, 2009 at 07:24 AM
    Just a little info on a real America hero who died of cancer this year on June 17 2009 Staff Sergeant Darrell C. "Shifty" Powers. Who was said to be the best marksman in Easy Company. (March 13, 1923 – June 17, 2009) Was a non-commissioned officer with Easy Company, 2nd Battalion, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, in the 101st Airborne Division during World War II. Powers was portrayed in the HBO miniseries Band of Brothers. " If we cannot do him honor while he’s here to hear the praise, Then at least let’s give him homage at the ending of his days. Perhaps just a simple headline in a paper that would say, Our Country is in mourning, for a soldier died today "

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