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Glory, glory, what a helluva way to die #14529883 02/02/20
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Rambling through some stuff on Facebook this morning, I ran across a YouTube video of the Airborne song, Glory, Glory, What a Helluva Way to Die. Special thanks to all the Airborne troops. Badass, one and all.


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Re: Glory, glory, what a helluva way to die [Re: gophergunner] #14529886 02/02/20
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Here it is :

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=5HtVYr9aKRM

My son is Airborne
I wonder if he has heard it?
I wonder if I should send it to him?

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My brother's FIL was a little guy. Quiet, soft spoken. His physical stature hid the fact that he was a real bad ass. Member of the 82nd Airborne, and did several hot jumps during WWII. Another member of America's Greatest Generation who would have been very quick to tell you he was just doing his job.

Deepest thanks to all those that served and "just did their job."


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Re: Glory, glory, what a helluva way to die [Re: gophergunner] #14530747 02/02/20
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keith_dunlap, I can almost guarantee you he has heard it. I went to jump school in 1960, the 82nd and 101st did their own jump school training I was in the 82nd. We sang that song almost daily running from the Div area to the jump training area. Then on jump day we sang it while waiting at the rigger shed to get our "silk".

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It is gory, gory, what a Hell of a way to die


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Originally Posted by keith_dunlap
Here it is :

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=5HtVYr9aKRM

My son is Airborne
I wonder if he has heard it?
I wonder if I should send it to him?


This says Gory, Gory and not Glory, Glory. Is there another version?

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Re: Glory, glory, what a helluva way to die [Re: gophergunner] #14530776 02/02/20
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It was still played and sung at Ft. Benning during jump week- Winter-1969.
Paras were paraded into the pews with all the nations para wings on the walls.
Very inspirational-no one comes outta there wanting to remain a leg.
"And he ain't gonna jump no more........................"

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{It is definitely gory, gory whatta hellevaway-to die" The West Point Glee Club did one of the better versions-have it on 331/3 old school record.}

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I never heard it in jump school nor did I ever hear it while serving in an airborne unit. That was in 92 through 94. As a matter of fact, the first time I ever heard of the song was in a book that I read called "Blood On the Risers" some years after I had gotten out of the Army.
My oldest boy is in 82nd and if he has ever heard it he hasn't said. To hear him tell it, they rarely sing at all anymore, running or otherwise.

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One of my clients was a wiry old guy that made a living on a small farm with a few cows and hard work.

A nice guy, fun to visit with. I'd known him quite a while before it came out he had jumped "out of a perfectly good airplane" onto Corregidor in Feb of '45. He only talked about the funny things that happened. But no doubt he saw some stuff. It was quite a battle.


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We'd all heard it, eithe before jump school or afterwards, but didn't think much about it, it was mostly WWII veterans that liked it. 82nd Abn. '77-'81. Long time ago, not that far away.


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Originally Posted by cowdoc
One of my clients was a wiry old guy that made a living on a small farm with a few cows and hard work.

A nice guy, fun to visit with. I'd known him quite a while before it came out he had jumped "out of a perfectly good airplane" onto Corregidor in Feb of '45. He only talked about the funny things that happened. But no doubt he saw some stuff. It was quite a battle.


Out of all the World War II veterans that I knew, I only ever met one who was a paratrooper in that conflict. He was an interesting old guy that trained beagle dogs. He made that jump onto Corregidor and lost his leg there. I wander if they knew each other?

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Airborne.


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Originated during WWII

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It's an older song but it almost came true when my Son's chute got screwed around 750 -1000 ft.

Was no time to much,when the others got on the ground they ran to him thinking him dead.

All he said to them is i have one terrible headache.

He did have some damage to the right side of his brain.

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Originally Posted by JTrapper73

Originally Posted by cowdoc
One of my clients was a wiry old guy that made a living on a small farm with a few cows and hard work.

A nice guy, fun to visit with. I'd known him quite a while before it came out he had jumped "out of a perfectly good airplane" onto Corregidor in Feb of '45. He only talked about the funny things that happened. But no doubt he saw some stuff. It was quite a battle.


Out of all the World War II veterans that I knew, I only ever met one who was a paratrooper in that conflict. He was an interesting old guy that trained beagle dogs. He made that jump onto Corregidor and lost his leg there. I wander if they knew each other?


This is the only man I ever met who also jumped at Corregidor. I was acquainted with him when I lived in Los Angeles. If you ever watched a teevee show titled The Twilight Zone, you'll probably recognize the name.

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Served in the United States Army, under the service number 32-738-306, from January 1943 to January 1946. Discharged in the rank of Technician 5th Grade (the equivalent of a Corporal) having served as an Infantry Combat Demolition Specialist and a Paratrooper."

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Originally Posted by cowdoc
One of my clients was a wiry old guy that made a living on a small farm with a few cows and hard work.

A nice guy, fun to visit with. I'd known him quite a while before it came out he had jumped "out of a perfectly good airplane" onto Corregidor in Feb of '45. He only talked about the funny things that happened. But no doubt he saw some stuff. It was quite a battle.


Out of all the World War II veterans that I knew, I only ever met one who was a paratrooper in that conflict. He was an interesting old guy that trained beagle dogs. He made that jump onto Corregidor and lost his leg there. I wander if they knew each other?


This is the only man I ever met who also jumped at Corregidor. I was acquainted with him when I lived in Los Angeles. If you ever watched a teevee show titled The Twilight Zone, you'll probably recognize the name.

ROD SERLING - "Military decorations from the Second World War include: World War II Victory Medal, American Campaign Service Medal, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (with Arrowhead Device), Good Conduct Medal, Phillippine Liberation Medal (with one bronze service star), Purple Heart, Combat Infantryman Badge, Parachutist Badge, and Honorable Service Lapel Pin. Also retroactively authorized the Bronze Star Medal, based on receipt of the Combat Infantryman Badge during the Second World War.

Served in the United States Army, under the service number 32-738-306, from January 1943 to January 1946. Discharged in the rank of Technician 5th Grade (the equivalent of a Corporal) having served as an Infantry Combat Demolition Specialist and a Paratrooper."

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Wow! I never knew that about Rod Serling. Looks like a warrior of the first order!

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My dad was in the 82nd in 1946 and he taught it to me in the mid 1950s.

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