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L Company Rangers, 101st Airborne , Vietnam

One of my vet friends on facebook shared this picture of him ( center bottom) in Vietnam. The team is a LRRP Team, then later renamed Rangers, in the 101st Airborne Division. In February 1969, all US Army LRRP units were folded into the newly formed 75th Infantry Regiment (Ranger). The team wearing complete sets of ERDL dates the photo as later war.

The initial Ranger companies formed in 1969 were: “A” V Corps, Fort Hood, Texas; “B” VII Corps, Fort Lewis, Washington; “C” I Field Force, Vietnam; “D” II Field Force, Vietnam; “E” 9th Infantry Division, Vietnam; F 25th Infantry Division, Vietnam; “G” 23d Infantry Division, Vietnam; “H” 1st Cavalry Division, Vietnam; “I” 1st Infantry Division, Vietnam; “K” 4th Infantry Division, Vietnam; “L” 101st Airborne Division, Vietnam; “M” 199th Light Infantry Brigade, Vietnam; “N” 173d Airborne Brigade, Vietnam; “O” 3d Brigade, 82d Airborne Division, Vietnam; and “P” 1st Brigade, 5th Infantry Division (Mechanized), Vietnam. Before this date all of these units existed as “LRRP” companies. Each member attended the Special Forces ran RECONDO school.

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  1. My Ranger class was designated N. Company-75th Infantry. When we graduated, the Honor Graduate got the guidon as a trophy. He gave it to a guy who served with that company as part of the 173d Abn Bde in Vietnam.

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