Keith Nightingale

COL Nightingale is a retired Army Colonel who served two tours in Vietnam with Airborne and Ranger (American and Vietnamese) units. He commanded airborne battalions in both the 509th Parachute Infantry Regiment and the 82nd Airborne Division. He later commanded both the 1/75th Rangers and the 1st Ranger Training Brigade.

An Infantryman’s life is defined by boxes.  They carry, they feed,  they arm, they sustain and they contain.

At the Hotel DeVille, the city hall of St Mere Eglise, France, the latest memorial ceremony highlights how tenuous is our hold on D Day first person participants.

Who are we and what are we all about?

The Brussels bombing is a precursor for a Boston or Baltimore or fill in the blank city within our own borders.

Here are two images that depict far better than any writing what our Nation and our people are all about.

For those that did not know him, he was seen as just another of the dissipated old coots who populated the coast and added color to the population.