David Kenyon Webster — Parachute Infantry
Soldiers, Sailors and Airmen of the Allied Expeditionary Force!
You are about to embark upon the Great Crusade, toward which we have striven these many months. The eyes of the world are upon you. The hopes and prayers of liberty-loving people everywhere march with you.
An exhausted American Marine, carrying a machine gun, after the fighting which followed the landings at Cape Gloucester.
" Dear Vera, it seems a lifetime since we met outside Saint Mary’s. This great undertaking for God and country has landed us in a tropical paradise, somewhere in what Jack London refers to as ‘those terrible Solomons.’ It is a garden of Eden. The jungle holds both beauty and terror in its depths, most terrible of which is man. We have met the enemy and have learned nothing more about him. I have, however, learned some things about myself. There are things men can do to one another that are sobering to the soul. It is one thing to reconcile these things with God, but another to square it with yourself.”
Snafu looking at Sledge (1/?)
An American medic transports the wounded through the snow in the Ardennes, 1944. #WW2 #Medic #History @USArmy
I’m Afraid of Americans // A Generation Kill Playlist
"Thank you, soldier. Thank you for letting me pass on my own road in my own country."
"Excuse me, ma’am?"
"Why are you Americans here?"
"We want to help you, ma’am."
"You know, I come from Baghdad. It is a beautiful city and you are bombing it. This is to make my life better?"
Party Up by DMX // Local God by Everclear // I’m Afraid of Americans (V1) - Radio Edit by David Bowie // On to the Next One by Jay-Z // Get Up! by Korn // Boom by P.O.D. // Rollin’ (Urban Assault Vehicle) by Limp Bizkit // Cure for the Itch by Linkin Park // Steppin Up by M.I.A. // California Love by 2Pac // Six Days (DJ Shadow remix) by Mos Def // Animus Vox by The Glitch Mob // Clique by Kanye West & Jay-Z // My Generation by Limp Bizkit // Youth of the Nation by P.O.D. // Double Bubble Trouble by M.I.A.
6 gifs per episode → eugene sledge - part 5
( LISTEN HERE )
situation normal, all fucked up.
01. battle cry imagine dragons // 02. iron woodkid // 03. little lion man mumford & sons // 04. wake up arcade fire // 05. glory and gore lorde // 06. civilian wye oak // 07. barton hollow the civil wars // 08. lost cause imagine dragons // 09. run boy run woodkid // 10. seven devils florence + the machine // 11. i see fire ed sheraan // 12. after the storm mumford & sons
don’t get hurt // listen here
For the witty intelligence officer, and his case of Vat 69.
1.06 "STAY FROSTY"
Band of Brothers + colours abound
So I was talking to Béa about this nifty booklet that came with my copy of Generation Kill, and she told me that she hadn’t gotten it nor seen it online, so I uploaded it for her and anyone else who might not have it!
It’s really cool and super helpful; it has:
- a map of the invasion’s route through Iraq
- a chain of command guide from Maj. Gen. Mattis down to the Teams 1-3 leaders
- 13 pages of slang and military terminology defined
- 2 “centerfold” pictures
I honestly whip it out during episodes sometimes when I don’t understand some military acronym one of the guys drop, so I know that it’ll be helpful to other people. Also lbr the pictures alone make this thing worth it.
I scanned in the pictures and just saved them all in a zip file. If you come across any issues, or want me to rescan something or anything like that, I literally have nothing else to do, please drop me a line and I’ll help you.
DOWNLOAD IT HERE and enjoy <3333
Finland. Be afraid…be very afraid.