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U.S. Airborne Day, 16 August

September 3, 2016

Pacific Paratrooper


“Airborne All the Way”

Author unknown


These men with silver wings

Troopers from the sky above

In whom devotion springs

What spirit so unites them?

In brotherhood they say

Their answer loud and clear.

“Airborne All the Way.”

These are the men of danger

As in open door they stand

With static line above them

And ripcord in their hand.

While earthbound they are falling

A silent prayer they say

“Lord be with us forever,

Airborne All the Way.”

One day they’ll make their final jump

Saint Mike will tap them out

The good Lord will be waiting

He knows what they’re about

And answering in unison

He’ll hear the troopers say

“We’re glad to be aboard, Sir,

Airborne All the Way!”

Pvt. Everett "Smitty" Smith, Camp MacKall, NC Pvt. Everett “Smitty” Smith, Camp MacKall, NC

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  1. Thank you for helping me to show these men the credit they deserve!

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