Tom Hanks has signed on to both act in and executive-produce No Better Place To Die, an upcoming World War II drama about the airborne Normandy landings on D-Day, written and directed by Marine vet and seasoned technical adviser Dale Dye.
An Army sergeant accused of failing to properly secure three Humvees that plunged to their spectacular destruction during a parachute jump in Germany last year is headed to court-martial, Stars and Stripes reports.
Where, precisely, is the fine line between an exacting, razor-sharp leader of soldiers and a complete tool of an officer? The answer to that question may determine the fate of Col. Christopher Lambesis, "a mountain of human muscle” nicknamed “Big Nasty,” who’s accused by his Arizona National Guard superiors of being, well, too much of a hardass.
Last year, the internet was treated to a video of three Humvees plunging to their doom from a fleet of C-130s during an Army parachute jump in Germany. Despite the footage’s popularity, the only things we knew about the incident at the time were that it involved the 173rd Airborne Brigade and heads were definitely going to roll.
Few things in this world are more beautiful than a sky full of U.S. Army paratroopers descending from a fleet of C-130s on a perfect spring day. The planes glide by, the chutes pop open, and the troopers float down to Earth like dandelions in the breeze.