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.

Humans encroach on the wilderness, but nature extracts its own not so subtle revenge with the tools of drought and fire. Such as it is today.

I was born in a bar and filled many a tavern and tomb. But my Service shines since emerging from that womb.

Close your eyes.  Relax.  Imagine with the deeply stored memories of your mind…

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?