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Personal logo Legion 4 Supporting Member of TMP20 May 2024 7:27 a.m. PST

As seen in the TMP header today. The Battle of Hamburger Hill in Vietnam was being fought. You can see the Regimental Crest on the TMP header, the 187th INF. Was part of the 101 at that time and still is.

When being assigned to the 101 as a young 2LT in '80. I was fortunate to be in that highly decorated unit. Was Plt Ldr of 2d PLT, 3 BN, 187th INF.

We learned of our unit's long combat record in WWII, Korea and Vietnam. The Bn had many Officers and NCOs that had served in Vietnam, with the 101, 1st CAV, etc. Some with 2 tours. Even my PLT SGT saw combat in Vietnam. So, we learned much from those who were there.

So, a Shout out to my former Bn and all its members, living and dead. And the 187 continues to serve in the 101 in places in like Iraq and A'stan. May they all RIP and may God protect all those still serving … Doing their duty …

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Michael May20 May 2024 9:28 a.m. PST

Thanks for sharing this and for your service. My father did two tours of Vietnam. I'm not 100% sure on the history of his military service (he died when I was 11) but I'm pretty sure he served in an Airborne unit at some point. I think that's the reason he named me Michael, the patron Saint of policemen, firefighters and paratroopers.
A big thank you to all the Vietnam vets out there and their families, we remember you.

TimePortal20 May 2024 4:39 p.m. PST

I went in in 1976 and was assigned to the First Cavalry Division. We were a DRS test unit at that time I was with the Cavalry Squadron. We had many Vietnam veterans in the unit from officers to ncos. I had three PltSgt who were Veterans. One was even a veteran of the German WW2 army at fourteen. The best was a retread Marine veteran. Plenty of good stories and leadership tips.

Bezmozgu721 May 2024 4:29 a.m. PST

I worked with the Rakkasans in Iraq 2007-2008. I was the CIA liaison officer embedded with TF Marne (my old Division -- ROTM!) coordinating and deconflicting operations and sharing intel. The 2 and 3 shops were great to work with!

Personal logo Legion 4 Supporting Member of TMP23 May 2024 7:57 a.m. PST

Great posts ! Some very interesting comments.

Michael, the patron Saint of policemen, firefighters and paratroopers.
I remember the Sunday before we made our 1st Jump at Benning at the Army Jump School. We went to church and after mass we were given a little metal of St. Michael, the Winged Warrior. It is still on my dog tags to this day.

We had many Vietnam veterans in the unit from officers to ncos.
Same here, when I started ROTC in '75 and in the many units, I served in. They were very valuable to those of us who had not seen combat.

I worked with the Rakkasans in Iraq 2007-2008. I was the CIA liaison officer
That is a very interesting post. We rarely ran into CIA operatives. I think when we were in Panama. But of course, who knew ?

Goose66614 Jun 2024 3:24 a.m. PST

Great post, thanks

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