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October 25, 2014

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Lt. Col. Patrick Harkins poses for a photo on May 19, 2014, at Fort Campbell, Ky. Harkins has followed in his dad's footsteps. His dad, retired Col. Bob Harkins, led the "Rakkasans," the 187th Infantry Division, 3rd Brigade Combat Team of the 101st Airborne Division at Fort Campbell into combat at the Battle of Hamburger Hill in May 1969 in Vietnam. Four decades later, his son led the unit into combat in Afghanistan.

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Lt. Col. Patrick Harkins poses for a photo on May 19, 2014, at Fort Campbell, Ky. Harkins has followed in his dad's footsteps. His dad, retired Col. Bob Harkins, led the "Rakkasans," the 187th Infantry Division, 3rd Brigade Combat Team of the 101st Airborne Division at Fort Campbell into combat at the Battle of Hamburger Hill in May 1969 in Vietnam. Four decades later, his son led the unit into combat in Afghanistan.