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101st seeking to save 'Band of Brothers' regiment from chopping block

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    101st seeking to save 'Band of Brothers' regiment from chopping block

    Published June 29, 2013
    Associated Press
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      June 27, 2013: The flag of Easy Company, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, who were made famous as the "Band of Brothers" in World War II, is seen on a wall inside the museum at Fort Campbell, Ky. (AP)
    FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. – The 101st Airborne Division is trying to save its illustrious 506th Infantry Regiment, whose origins date to World War II's fabled "Band of Brothers," from deactivation under the Army's massive restructuring.
    The Army announced this week that at least 12 combat brigades nationwide are to be eliminated by 2017 under sweeping military reductions, among them the 4th Brigade Combat Team at Fort Campbell, Ky.
    The long-term reorganization seeks to reduce the Army's size from a high of about 570,000 members at the peak of the Iraq war to 490,000 to shrink spending and reflect the country's current military needs as wars in Iraq and Afghanistan end.
    The brigade traces its lineage to the 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, created in 1942.


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