Fundraising Update

Sky Soldiers and friends, Over the past several months, The 173d Airborne Brigade National Memorial Foundation has been conducting a raffle/fundraiser with ALL proceeds going to the perpetual care of the Memorial to our fallen Sky Soldiers located at Fort Benning. Our Treasurer Floyd Reister has been doing God’s work going to numerous events while […]

Tree Dedication to Karen Riester

On May 22, the 173d Airborne Brigade National Memorial Foundation Board gathered to formally dedicate a tree on the Memorial footprint in memory of Karen Riester. Rick Weik, President, spoke the following words: “When those who did not know Karen read the dedication plaque, they will not know what she did but that she must […]

Memorial Fundraising 2021

Raffle Poster

Sky Soldiers and friends,
The 173d Airborne Brigade Memorial Foundation has changed the price of donation for our raffle/fundraiser from $100.00 per ticket to $50.00 per ticket. Or for an even better bargain, you can get 4 tickets for $100.00.  All proceeds go 100% to the maintenance and well being of the Sky Soldier Memorial. Just click the QR square.
Click the link to see a full sized poster


1st Ticket (00001) purchased by: BOB MOORE, Deadwood South Dakota

Bob is a lifetime member of the JACKPINE GYPSIES group that started Sturgis Rally. Bob Rode with and raced for JC ‘Pappy’ Hoel Who originated Rally in 1968 and owned the Indian dealership in Sturgis SD Bob served in the Army with Nuclear Weapons Effect and Tests group in New Mexico and Nevada from 1959 thru 1962. Bob is […]

Sky Soldier Evolution

Evolution is a marvelous phenomenon that we daily see in multiple aspects of our universe. However, the products of evolution can sometimes create confusion. This is often the case with the three organizations that support Sky Soldiers and their families under the Sky Soldier umbrella. What started as a social gathering of fewer than 50 […]

180411 MG Ellis Williamson Memorial Bench

MG ELLIS WILLIAMSON MEMORIAL BENCH There is another new addition to the foot print of the 173d Airborne Brigade National Memorial on the Walk of Honor of the National Infantry Foundation campus. As a result of generous contribuions from Chapters I (Sigholtz Chapter) and IX (New England Chapter) and individual Sky Soldiers in these Chapters, […]

The Brigade’s 50th Anniversary

On March 26, 1963, an experiment began that would change the lives of generations of warriors, their loved ones and our Army. It was the birth of the first, and only, separate Airborne Brigade in the United States Army. It was led by a soldier who both understood and appreciated the strategic value of a […]