PLEASE VIEW IN FULL SCREEN
I made this video to pay tribute to all the soldiers who served in all the U.S. Army Long Range Reconnaissance and Ranger units who were in Vietnam. It is also to honor the only 4 men who received the Medal of Honor (MOH) while assigned to a Long Range Reconnaissance Patrol, (LRRP) Long Range Patrol, (LRP) Ranger (RGR) or Ranger Advisor unit. (BDQ)
The Ranger Advisers served in Vietnam from around 1960 1972. (There were other advisers in there before that time). The first LRRP missions ( for conventional units) were run by the 173rd Airborne Brigade (Sep) (LRRP) around Nov 1965 and the last Ranger Company to be de-activated in Vietnam was H Company (Ranger) 75th Infantry (Airborne) 1st Calvary Div in August, 1972.
The four men who received the Medal of Honor are listed below. Due to space restraints, you can learn more about them at; http://www.cmohs.org
At 2:45, Sergeant First Class Gary L Littrell, U.S. Army, Advisory Team 21 (Airborne Ranger), U.S. Military Assistance Command. Place and Date: Kontum Province, Republic of Vietnam, 4 8 April, 1970
At 2:50, Staff Sergeant Robert J Pruden, U.S. Army, Company G (Ranger), 75th Infantry, Americal Division. Place and Date: Quang Ngai Province, Republic of Vietnam, 29 November 1969 (KIA)
At 2:57, Specialist Fourth Class Robert D Law, U.S. Army, Company I (Ranger), 75th Infantry, 1st Infantry Division. Place and date: Tinh phuoc Thanh province, Republic of Vietnam, 22 February 1969 (KIA)
At 3:03, Staff Sergeant Laszlo Rabel, U.S. Army, 74th Infantry Detachment (Long Range Patrol), 173d Airborne Brigade (Sep). Place and Date: Binh Dinh Province, Republic of Vietnam, 13 November 1968 (KIA)
Song is from Kenny Thomas CD, Flags Of Our Fathers
A Soldiers Story. Kenny served with TFR, 3rd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment (Airborne) in Somalia, Oct, 1993
To learn more about these great units go to:http://www.75thrra.org
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1SG Joey B Welsh USA (Ret)
E/20/LRP & C/75/RGR IFFV
Unir Historical Adviser # 003
"WE CAN NEVER FORGET"