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One of the three actual airborne units in the United States Army, it's been around even longer than the British Parachute Regiment and it's known for being the tip of the Spear in Germany in WW2 along with the 101st Airborne (Now 101st Air Assault) Theres an old rivalry between the Airborne and Marines. In the 82nd's defense (Even though it's record speaks for itself) it was the 82nd who had captured Fallujah and then had to recapture it after the Marines they handed it off too had lost it; the 82nd is a trusted and much faster response unit than most MEU's.
by CoMed82 March 18, 2014

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