30 Jul '17, 3pm

"In wars that most have forgotten about, troops are still dying from hostile fire."

The procession crossed the base that straddles the Kentucky-Tennessee border, past training grounds where members of the 101st Airborne Division prepare for war, past buildings where they reunite with loved ones when they return and past the headquarters where a long corridor bears the names of the thousands of “Screaming Eagle” soldiers who didn’t make it home. In wars that most have forgotten about, troops are still dying from hostile fire. Lindsay Bays, sister of Sgt. William Bays, pauses at her brother’s casket during his funeral held at Belmont Cemetery in Allensville, Ky., on June 23, 2017. Michael S. Darnell/Stars and Stripes One by one, the vehicles pulled out of the gate where war protestors were rumored to be amassing but where, instead, several dozen people stood in the downpour waving flags in a final farewell. Pounding rain blurred the flashing lights of the c...

Full article: https://www.stripes.com/news/special-reports/101st-airbor...

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