My father's MOS was light machine gunner with the 82nd Airborne in WW II. He served in both Italy and France, including the Battle of the Bulge and the Rhineland campaign. He died much too young, but I will always recall the pride I felt whenever I looked at his uniform hanging in the upstairs closet. As a kid I mistakenly thought that the "AA" on his patch stood for army airborne. He didn't talk much about the war, but he did tell me of his fondness for his Thompson. They truly were the greatest generation.