101 airborne combat patch
ALPHA HEROES
A/2/501st
Vietnam 1967 - 1968
101st Airborne Memorial, Arlington National Cemetery
The 101st Airborne Division Memorial commemorates the men of the 101st Airborne Division,
popularly known as the "Screaming Eagles." A large bronze eagle with its wings uplifted proudly
symbolizes the 101st which valiantly served this nation during World War II, the Vietnam War,
and which continues to serve today. The campaigns in which the 101st participated in during
World War II and
Vietnam are listed on its gray granite base, which is emblazoned on all sides
with the division's insignia.

Also inscribed on the base is the often-quoted phrase of Major General William C. Lee, who
predicted on August 19, 1942, that the 101st "has no history but has a rendezvous with destiny."

Behind the statue, architect Harold J. Schaller and sculptor Bernhard Zukerman placed a low
semicircular wall of granite on which the various areas of action of the Division are noted.
101st AIRBORNE DIVISION MEMORIAL
Arlington National Cemetery