U.S. Forces Command CSM Michael Grinston on inadequate training.
Elite Airborne Vets Visit Canada's 3PPCLI
The Devil's Brigade (FSSF) Veterans Visit Canada's 3PPCLI -- In 1942, as part of what was originally known as 2nd Canadian Parachute Batallion, an elite regiment of Airborne soldiers was formed between Canadian and American soldiers. FSSF veterans featured included Jack Callohill, Charles Mann, Gordon Simms and Dick Helton. We didn't have enough time with the veterans for a formal interview but were able to hear how the veterans felt about the Airborne Brotherhood today. Our 3PPCLI participate in their training exercises including jumps from the jump tower at Edmonton's 3 PPCLI lines.