Tuesday, January 05, 2010

And a few words on Geronimo

Not sure if the Moff is just this damn brillant or if it is happy coincidence but Lieutenant Colonel Byron Paige of the 11th Airborne Division wrote one of the classic WWII paratrooper songs, Down From Heaven to celebrate the relationship of paratroopers to the Geronimo cry. (The number eleven comes from the number of paratroopers in a plane.)

Down from Heaven comes ELEVEN
and there's HELL to pay below

Hit the silk and check your canopy
and take a look around
The air is full of troopers
set for battle on the ground

Till we join the stick of ANGELS
killed on Leyte and Luzon

It's a gory road to glory
but we're ready here we go

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