The B Company "Bravo Bulldogs"
courtesy of Tom Newsham (B Company CO,
35mm still camera film holders from Vietnam
courtesy of Bob Fisher, DISCOM/9th ID
The following have been
submitted by Carter L. Glass (SFC -
SFC Glass was the Platoon Sergeant for C Company, 1st Platoon 1967-1968.
He was also Acting First Sergeant for C Company for two months prior to his
DEROS and retirement in August 1968.
SFC Glass is also a Korean War veteran
SFC Glass sent e-mail (5/5/02) about his recent reunion with the 187th RCT,
101st Airborne Division. Click HERE to view the
e-mail or just scroll to the end of this page to view it.
Orders from the Liberation Peoples Armed
Suspension of Military Attacks for Christmas, New Years and the Lunar New Year
1967 into 1968
Folded VC propaganda pamphlet.
The right scan is of the front and back page. The left scan is of pages 2 and 3.
VC propaganda handout with a racial focus
Standing Orders, Rogers Rangers
Distributed by USARV, September 1967
Courtesy of Steve Crecy, E Company, HHC Platoon
Courtesy of Ron Titus as
forwarded to him by Burcham
1. 9 Rules of Conduct in Vietnam - MACV
2, Code of Conduct - US Army
3. Geneva Convention and Vietnamese Phrases
4. Additional Geneva Convention information
1. Care of your M16
2. Not sure what it is - published by The National Peace Democratic Union
3. Safe Conduct Pass for VC and NVA
4. Ho Chi Minh New Years message - not dated
The 59th Anniversary Celebration of the 187th
Airborne Regimental Combat Team:
Every year members of the 187th RCT come together
at Fort Campbell and Hopkinsville, KY to celebrate and remember the activation
of their unit, better known since 1950 as "The Rakkasans".
2002 marks the 59th year that the regiment has been
on the active duty rolls. Since 25 February 1943, the regiment has never been
de-activated, and is now serving proudly as The Rakkasan Regiment, 101st
Airborne Division (Air Assault) in "Operation Enduring Freedom" in
Afghanistan. The young troops of the Rakkasan Regiment 101st A/B Div.(Air
Assault) have taken up the torch that former members have passed to them, and
are carrying on the tradition of the regiment.
A few years ago, the commanding officer of the
regiment gave the veterans of the Korean War era the name "Golden
Rakkasans". We are proud to wear this name, which strengthens the
existing bond between the young troops and the veterans.
Our motto, "NE DESIT VIRTUS" (Let valor
not fail), is the same today as it has been for 59 years, and will inspire all
Rakkasans wherever they may be when called upon to serve their country.
In 1948, I joined the 187th regiment in Japan and
served in HQ Co.,3rd Bn S-2 section until 1951. While there I made some
friends for life, and our relationship has grown stronger with each
passing year. This year was very special for me, since a very good friend from
Florida joined us, whom I have not seen since I rotated from Korea in 1951.
Needless to say, we had lots to talk about and years to catch up on. Now with
the help of our computers we are in touch quite often, and the age-old
question "do you remember?" comes up frequently in our
Eleven members and their wives from the original
unit of the 1st and 3rd Bns (1951) were present at our reunion and did we ever
have a good time ! Maybe by next year we can find more members. As you know,
finding people is a long and hard process, but we won't give up.
I returned from Korea in 1951 and was again
assigned to the 11th AB Division, Ft. Campbell, KY. I served as Platoon Sgt.
in "C" Co,1st Platoon, 188th Inf. Regt. Being a new E-6 was a very
big change for me, since I had never held a command position of this
"magnitude". So I grabbed the tiger by the tail and did my job.
After 4 months we received the "Division Best Platoon Award". In
October 1951,only the 1st Bn., 188th AIR were the first troops selected to
participate in the Atomic Bomb Test in Nevada, as our Government's
"Guinea Pigs" . Dave Fish, a member of the Platoon, and his wife Amy
were my gracious hosts, when on my trip to Fort Campbell I stopped at their
home in Erin, TN for a wonderful get-together, after 49 years. Now we
can keep in touch via e-mail.
This year, Co. "C", 1st Bn, 188th AIR
will meet in upstate New York, so far 30 members will attend this reunion. I
am sorry to say that I will be unable to be there, but I have made plans for
A long time ago it was said that if a man had one
friend he was rich, if he had many he was blessed. I am one of the blessed
ones, since I have friends in many units in which I have served, and am still
in contact with them.
If you have some spare time, think of some of the
guys you have served with, and search for them. You will be surprised by the
results. Computers make it relatively easy to do research on units and
individuals and find their addresses.