'The true Soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because He loves what is behind him.' -G. K. Chesterton

06 September 2009

Darrel "Shifty" Powers

Received this from a buddy.
Anybody want to remind me who Michael Jackson and Ted Kennedy are? Not a wart on Shifty's ass.

Another hero passes on.

Darrel "Shifty" Powers volunteered for the airborne in WWII and served with Easy Company of the 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, part of the 101st Airborne Infantry. If you've seen Band of Brothers on HBO or the History Channel, you know Shifty. His character appears in all 10 episodes, and Shifty himself is interviewed in several of them.

Shifty served from 1941 to 1945. He made the 5 training jumps at Toccoa, and then jumped into Normandy . He also made a second jump into Holland , into Arnhem .

Shifty died on June 17 after fighting cancer.

There was no parade.

No big event in Staples Center .

No wall to wall back to back 24/7 news coverage.

No weeping fans on television.

Rest in peace, Shifty."

A nation without heroes is nothing."(Roberto Clemente)

Amen from The Warrior Class

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