‘Lucky 38’ paratroopers start new chapter
By Heather Graham, Sentinel News Editor
Paratroopers of the Lucky 38, as the 38th Cavalry Regiment was known during World War II, participated in all five major engagements in Europe. They were among the first Soldiers to enter Paris in 1944. They fought bravely in the Battle of the Bulge. They stormed the beaches of Normandy. Then, in 1945, they deactivated after only three years in existence.
For more than 60 years, the Lucky 38 existed only in memories and military histories.
On Feb. 15, more than 100 Soldiers stood on a West Fort Hood parade field and donned their maroon Airborne berets. They are the new face of Troop B, 38th Cav. Regt., 504th Battlefield Surveillance Brigade.
These paratroopers are members of the Army’s newest, and soon-to-be-best if you listen to them, long range surveillance unit.(NOTE:Story shortened by Admin)Full Story