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The fourth annual Running of the Herd kicked off  Monday, Nov. 8, at Forward Operating Base Shank in Logar Province, Afghanistan, with a 10-kilometer race that coincided with the 24-hour run taking place in Bamberg, Germany. Soldiers of the 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team and neighboring units in their respective communities gathered for the run, which commemorates a key operation conducted by the brigade during the Vietnam War that began Nov. 8, 1965. it also honors all the fallen soldiers of the brigade, according to unit officials.
The fourth annual Running of the Herd kicked off Monday, Nov. 8, at Forward Operating Base Shank in Logar Province, Afghanistan, with a 10-kilometer race that coincided with the 24-hour run taking place in Bamberg, Germany. Soldiers of the 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team and neighboring units in their respective communities gathered for the run, which commemorates a key operation conducted by the brigade during the Vietnam War that began Nov. 8, 1965. it also honors all the fallen soldiers of the brigade, according to unit officials. (Cooper Cash/Courtesy of U.S. Army)
The fourth annual Running of the Herd kicked off  Monday, Nov. 8, at Forward Operating Base Shank in Logar Province, Afghanistan, with a 10-kilometer race that coincided with the 24-hour run taking place in Bamberg, Germany. Soldiers of the 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team and neighboring units in their respective communities gathered for the run, which commemorates a key operation conducted by the brigade during the Vietnam War that began Nov. 8, 1965. it also honors all the fallen soldiers of the brigade, according to unit officials.
The fourth annual Running of the Herd kicked off Monday, Nov. 8, at Forward Operating Base Shank in Logar Province, Afghanistan, with a 10-kilometer race that coincided with the 24-hour run taking place in Bamberg, Germany. Soldiers of the 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team and neighboring units in their respective communities gathered for the run, which commemorates a key operation conducted by the brigade during the Vietnam War that began Nov. 8, 1965. it also honors all the fallen soldiers of the brigade, according to unit officials. (Cooper Cash/Courtesy of U.S. Army)
Soldiers of the 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team in Bamberg, Germany, and neighboring units get started on their fourth annual 24-hour continuous team run on Monday, Nov. 8.
Soldiers of the 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team in Bamberg, Germany, and neighboring units get started on their fourth annual 24-hour continuous team run on Monday, Nov. 8. (Doug DeMaio/Courtesy U.S. Army)
Runners await one of their team members in the 23rd hour of the fourth annual Running of the Herd in Bamberg, Germany. The 24-hour run kicked off  Monday, Nov. 8, and was held to honor members of the 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team -- now based in Bamberg -- who were known as "the Herd" and participated in a key operation in the Vietnam War that started Nov. 8, 1965. The run, conducted by current members of the brigade and neighboring units, coincided with a 10-kilometer race at Forward Operating Base Shank in Logar Province, Afghanistan.
Runners await one of their team members in the 23rd hour of the fourth annual Running of the Herd in Bamberg, Germany. The 24-hour run kicked off Monday, Nov. 8, and was held to honor members of the 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team -- now based in Bamberg -- who were known as "the Herd" and participated in a key operation in the Vietnam War that started Nov. 8, 1965. The run, conducted by current members of the brigade and neighboring units, coincided with a 10-kilometer race at Forward Operating Base Shank in Logar Province, Afghanistan. (Dan Blottenberger/Stars and Stripes)

Soldiers of the 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team in Bamberg, Germany, and neighboring units get started on their fourth annual 24-hour continuous team run on Monday, Nov. 8. The event, called the Running of the Herd after one of the unit members nicknames, “the Herd,” commemorates a significant operation during the Vietnam War that started on Nov. 8, 1965. The run honors all the fallen soldiers of the brigade, according to unit officials. Unit representatives at Forward Operating Base Shank in Logar Province, Afghanistan, participated in a 10-kilometer race that conincided with the 24-hour rrun taking place in Bamberg.

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