Re: Paratrooper Song
James Brown (aa473@CLEVELAND.FREENET.EDU)
Sun, 12 Jun 1994 22:38:14 -0400
>>From: Teri Nylander <nylander@CWU.EDU>
>>Subject: Re: Campfire songs Please Help
>>Does anyone know the complete version of "Glory Glory What a Hell of a Way
>>>>If I could get them too, I would really appreciate it. Thanx.
>The actual song is a paratrooper song from WW II called "Blood upon the
>Richard Fant, SM Troop 410
I'm glad I looked through the 300+ messages before replying to the
original request since Richard already had supplied the words. If you
need to hear it actually sung check the library for a record by the
82nd Airborne acapela (sp) choir. It is rather interesting.
On the subject of PC I got the record as a gift from my best friend
who was in the 82nd. I had a second friend and his wife over to the
house one day. Since he was also "Airborne", but not with the 82nd, I
put it on for them without saying what the song was. He had actually
heard it and probably sung it a few times. What I didn't expect was
his wife's reaction. It was so strongly negative I had to stop the
record, at his and her request about half way through. Looking back
I should have realized there is a difference between the bravado of
being a jumper and being the significant other of one.
This lady was an ER as well as OB/Gyn experienced nurse. Her husband
and I were both firefighter/paramedics, cops, rescue divers, fast water
rescue specialist etc etc. She of course was well aware of what we did
and the hazards there of. She handled those things well and in fact
sometimes helped out on major "scenes". Even so with 20/20 hindsight
it is fairly easy to understand why she objected to a song about going
"splat" when her hubby was a potential next "trooper" to do it (he was
still a reservist and "jump qualified").
I sometimes shake my head at the things the PC police say and do but
maybe it is really just matter of "walking in the other persons
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