Special section: The 173rd returns from Afghanistan
Download the special section (in PDF format) here.(11 MB)Elements of the 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team started to deploy to Afghanistan in May 2007. Six battalions of "Sky Soldiers" returned to their bases in Vicenza, Italy, and Schweinfurt and Bamberg, Germany, recently. Forty-three troops died and hundreds were wounded in intense fighting. The units worked with the Afghan people on millions of dollars’ worth of infrastructure projects and provided humanitarian aid.
Some stories of the 173rd: