All across the nation today citizens are celebrating Independence Day, which would likely not have taken place if it wasn’t for the bravery of Revolutionary soldiers.
Like soldiers from the Revolutionary war, today’s soldiers continue to support and defend our nation.
While most people thank soldiers for their service and sacrifice in serving our country, Major Dean Scaletta with Fort Campbell’s 1-32nd Cavalry Regiment says he doesn’t consider himself a hero, despite being deployed to war-torn countries like Afghanistan.
Major Scaletta then went onto say that he is thankful that people recognize the hardships soldiers endure for the nation, but that the title of hero should be directed to soldiers fighting on the front lines.
Major Scaletta is among the estimated 30-thousand troops who are serving and who are assigned to the 101st Airborne Division, which has played a role in most major conflicts including world war I and II and the Vietnam War.