105th Airborne Crusaders
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The 105th Airborne Crusaders is an unofficial webpage dedicated to the members of the 105th Airborne Crusaders, "the proudest unit in the service of protecting and policing God’s green earth." – John Fellstone, Master Sergeant (Retired). The main logo features the Latin words “Gladius Invidia Deo” which translates into “Sword Envy (to/for or by/from/with) God.”
The History of the 105th Airborne Crusaders
The 105th Airborne Crusaders were created as a swift military response to the bioterrorist attacks on Los Angeles in -13 BA. The squadron is formed by " those men and women who kept a personal relationship with our Savior the Lord Jesus Christ and allowed the Holy Ghost to guide their rifles true." It is mentioned that many of the members of the unit were former members of the 101st Eagles, which could refer to the 101st Airborne Division (nicknamed the "Screaming Eagles") currently serving in Afganistan and Iraq.
The men and women chosen for the unit were first put through an extensive, grueling training regime. Those who remained after the selection process were eventually shipped to southern Syria for "months of vigilan(t)" military service. Notably, the website states, "For the first time in our active service, our faith became the sword instead of just the shield.", emphasizing the religious motivations of their campaign in Syria, as well as signifying the cohesion of Church and State in the new Administration.
It might be worth mentioning the typo that was made.
"The unit was formed form those former-Airborne soldiers..."
It's minor, but it might be that everything put on the page was on purpose and we can't rule this typo out if that be the case.
This section refers to military campaigns in Iran, Kashmir, and South Africa. "Satan" is referenced throughout the page, and is held responsible for the violent acts of resistance that the 105th soldiers faced. Adding to the religious nature of the 105th, the loss of Kashmir to the "enemy" is dubbed "the second fall of Eden".
On the main page an apparent sighting is mentioned.
“ Feb 4 4 I can see it from the roof of my house. Guys, if this is the end, it’s been an honor.”
A message to the fallen soldiers :
“They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old.
Age shall not weary the, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun, and in the morning,
We will remember them”
This is from "For The Fallen" by Laurence Binyon and considered one of the most famous poems from World War One.
Medals and Citations
A list of the Campaign Medals is shown, including medals from Chad, Yemen, Syria, Kashmir, and Turkey.
The number sequence 24.10.6 is found hidden on the page.
There have been 2 images found that are not linked in the html
The following poem can be found on the Memories page.
Never did I see a second sun Never did my skin touch a land of glass Never did my rifle point but true But in a land empty of enemies Waiting for the tick-tick-tick of the want A uranium angel Crying “behold,” This land that knew fire is yours Taken from Corruption To begin anew