Maintaining traditions is something Fort Campbell leaders are tasked to do along with training soldiers to fight in combat.
1-32 Cavalry Battalion Commander, Lieutenant Colonel Paul Taylor says it’s important for his soldiers to remember the history of the unit and to carry on the legacy that previous veterans fought fiercely to uphold, like honor, courage and brotherhood, especially in times of war.
According to the Lieutenant Colonel, he is proud to be apart of a unit where soldiers fought courageously during World War II and the Korean War and he says he hopes to continue that tradition in today’s soldiers.
The Fort Campbell officer says he hopes to reconnect with veterans from various wars to meet with local soldiers, share war stories and encourage soldiers to persevere when times are tough.
The Lieutenant Colonel adds that soldiers can learn a lot from veterans and incorporate their training to be successful in future missions.
For several months now, soldiers assigned to the unit have been undergoing rigorous training to prepare them for their upcoming rendezvous with destiny in Afghanistan, which has not been officially announced by the Department of Defense.