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I have read, here and there, that the 82nd Airborne refers to the 101st Airborne as the "One O Worst".

 

But I've never seen what the 101st calls the 82nd.

 

Anyone know?

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Not anything you could put here probably.

 

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I was in the 82nd  we were attached to the 101st at Camp Eagle in Vietnam, I never heard the 101st referred to as anything other than than the 101st and I never heard them refer to us as anything other than the 82nd.

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Good friends, Vaughn (who died almost a year ago)and Leigh Skellenger are both paratroop vets, she was 82nd, he was 101st.  Leigh was one of the first women to become a paratrooper and can tell some stories that will curl your hair.

 

They sort of adopted Shawna and me when we first moved to Arizona and Leigh and I still have breakfast together almost every Sunday morning.

 

BTW, before Vaughn became ill they travelled the country looking for zip lines to ride.

Edited by Forty Rod SASS 3935

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was in 82nd before deployment to RVN

 

we sometimes called ourselves "Almost Airborne" but those outside the division had better not

 

Gravity:  it's not just a good idea, it's the Law!

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I had two former 101st guys on my A Team. They always referred to it as the One Oh Worst.  ;)

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When I was at ft bragg I often heard the 101st referred to as the chocking chicken. 

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Also known as the Puking Buzzard.

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1 hour ago, Trigger Mike said:

When I was at ft bragg I often heard the 101st referred to as the chocking chicken. 

Choking Chicken had another connotation also. :blush:

 

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14 hours ago, Utah Bob #35998 said:

Choking Chicken had another connotation also. :blush:

 

Could be the reason I often heard them referred to by that exact moniker. Nothing like a double entendres to rub salt into the insult. 

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On 3/18/2019 at 4:51 PM, Trigger Mike said:

When I was at ft bragg I often heard the 101st referred to as the chocking chicken. 

We called them "Barfing Buzzards"

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