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    Igor Sikorsky

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    Robur le Conquérant who saved shipwrecked soldiers with a balloon in 1866.(mercy flight website) Balloons were also used to evacuate more than 160 soldiers during the Siege of Paris in 1870.(mercy flight website) At the turn of the century however the world and technology were changing and with the invention of the airplane, individuals like Capt. George H.R. Gosman an Army Medical Corps officer designed an aircraft specifically to demonstrate how it could be used for medical evacuation platform.(callsign dustoff) In 1910 he submitted his research to the Army war department but with no success. Others also proposed the idea but they were met with the same result. The Secretary of War believed that although the concept and need for an airborne medical evacuation platform were there, the aircraft was not yet advanced enough to carry out the task in the battlefield.(callsign dustoff) A decade later however, the Army was using modified De Havilland DH-4s to evacuate troops along the border of Mexico. This was highly praised by some but still not satisfactory for others. Lieutenant Colonel Lawrence of the Army Medical Corps would argue that airplanes would always have the limitation of needing runways(callsign dustoff) He saw the need for a platform less dependent on well prepared runways and advocated for procurement of the newly developed autogiro. The autogiro only needed a short distance for takeoff since it had a rotor used for vertical lift in addition to traditional…

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    Personal Narrative-My Dad

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    his dad at all or if he had any love towards him and he said no because he did do that to his mom and my grandma. Being in high school the number one question you are asked as an upperclassmen is what do you want to do for the rest of your life? My number one answer was the army than become a police officer. You may think I’m crazy for considering those as my top choices since the risk is higher than the reward. I would answer the army because my dad was in the army and I wanted to follow in…

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    Easy Company, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division, an elite group of WWII war fighters. They parachuted into Normandy on D-Day June 6th 1944 and later into Holland for Operation Market-Garden September 17th 1944. They fought in Belgium, Netherlands, France, and Germany. They also liberated concentration camps and were the first to get to Hitler’s hide out in the Alps. All Americans need to know about Easy Company and what they did for our country because they jumped into…

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    Morris continue to tell me more about your uncertain circumstances.” She said. “Remember I’m here to help you” “I was apart The US 101st Airborne Division 's mission, our job was to secure the four exits across the marshland near the coast for the invading US 4th Infantry Division at Utah beach. These causeways needed to be secured because on each side of the exits, it was flooded several feet deep in places. The 101st also were tasked to destroy two bridges over the Douve and to capture the…

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    Steven E. Ambrose. Band of Brothers: E Company, 506th Regiment, 101st Airborne from Normandy to Hitler’s Eagle Nest, New York: Simon and Schuster, 2001. Band of Brothers is an exceptionally written well -documented account of the soldier’s personal experiences as they battle across Europe during World War II. The book documented the victories, daily struggles and deplorable conditions endured through first-hand accounts of the Easy Company from basic training in July 1942 until the unit was…

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    Post 9/11 Narrative Essay

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    out I watched in agony as our beloved world trade center collapsed, the Pentagon burned and an unexplained plane crash in Shanks Ville Pa, took the lives of the innocent passenger on board. Like many who woke up on that ordinary morning the tragic occurrences would scorn a horrid picture of death and agony. This event would further subject the nation's heart into a state of hopelessness and shock and as September 11, unfolded America would usher in an era known as Post 9-11 I enlisted in the…

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    Just minutes after midnight, the attack began. The 101 Paratroopers had jumped into Normandy. Their objective was to capture the town of Sainte-Mere-Eglise, seize the major exits to Utah Beach, and gain control of the Western part of Normandy. On the Eastern flank of Normandy, the 6th British Airborne Division landed at the Caen Canal and at the Orne river bridges. With help from Major Howard, they captured the bridge and prepare for a counterattack from Germany. I sat, waiting patiently on the…

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    Introduction September 17, 1944, Allied forces commenced the largest airborne operation, code name Operation Market-Garden, which took place in Holland in order to make way for Allied forces, both ground and air to advance through Holland into Germany. The scheme of the operation was an idea by Field Marshall Sir Bernard Montgomery, which he had convinced the Supreme Allied Commander, General Dwight Eisenhower in approving Operation Market-Garden, which called for a direct thrust towards the…

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    felt pretty damn good, I proceeded to prepare for my Wednesday lesson. On Wednesday we had problems that we had to figure out if we are to multiply or divide fractions. To begin this lesson I first asked him to do some operations with fractions again. I wanted to see where he was at with dividing fractions, as I didn’t teach that to him. It was clear he was confused. Mr. Craner had taught them division by multiplying by the reciprocal so I decided to same with the same strategy rather than…

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    The 28th Infantry Division, what there was of it, was in full tactical retreat, heading south towards Washington D.C., they hoped to hook up with any leading elements of the 3rd Infantry Regiment. Assuming of course they knew Colonel Magnus and his hoard was heading their way. They were being led by Major General Walter Boney, he was a combat veteran of Iraq, leading the Division while in Ramadi. He had also commanded various Brigades and other units all over Europe finally landing the job…

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