To mark the 70th
anniversary of one of the most daring and pivotal offensives in military history,
the 1st Infantry Division published “Reflections: Big Red One veterans,
families bring stories of World War II to life,” a special edition of Duty
First! Magazine that honors the heroes of D-Day and World War II.
Featuring stories about
“Big Red One” Medal of Honor recipients, Buffalo Soldiers and Junction City natives,
the magazine seeks to bring to life the heroism and sacrifices made by the
“This generation of service
members, many who gave the ultimate sacrifice, is part of an unbroken chain of heroes
who have served our country with pride and honor,” said Lt. Col. Sean Ryan, 1st
Inf. Div. public affairs officer. “Words can never express our gratitude to
these selfless warriors for allowing us to remain a free society.”
Maj. Gen. Paul E. Funk II,
commanding general, 1st Inf. Div. and Fort Riley, said today’s BRO Soldiers walk
in the footsteps of giants.
“Their contributions to
this division, to the Army and to this nation are untold and exude in me – in
all of us who serve here – a deep sense of pride,” Funk said.
The magazine is available now. For more information,
go to www.facebook.com/1stInfantryDivison.