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LRRPS don't mingel much, but there are a few ARPS on the ACVVC site -- you can ask your questions on the guest post.

 

I went to one LRRP reunion. Tight knit group. Willing to share if you can find one.

 

 

Roger. I notice that of all the LRRP teams, the 11th Cav seems to have the least information and recognition. There is a photo of a guy wearing a 11th Patch that is supposed to be a LRRP, but it's my understanding that LRRPs did not wear identifiers of any sort, and the only photos--if any--of them were of guys who got made. I would hope that after 45 years a unit history might be put together. 

Officially the 11th Cav LRRPs still do not exist. A shame.



Wes Slimmer said:

LRRPS don't mingel much, but there are a few ARPS on the ACVVC site -- you can ask your questions on the guest post.

 

I went to one LRRP reunion. Tight knit group. Willing to share if you can find one.

 

 

Hi Wes,

I'm trying to link up with anyone who served with me in Fulda, with the ARPS. I've tried to locate this ACWC site to do just that but couldn't find them in my initial web search. Can you help me?

I want to thank you for your service, and welcome you home brother!

I served in Nam as a medic/surgical tech, with 3rd MASH. 66 at Bein Hoa - 173rd base camp, and later at Me Tho, 9th I.D. base camp in the delta '67.
 
Wes Slimmer said:

LRRPS don't mingel much, but there are a few ARPS on the ACVVC site -- you can ask your questions on the guest post.

 

I went to one LRRP reunion. Tight knit group. Willing to share if you can find one.

 

 



SSG Sabin (ARP) NO SLACK! said:

Hi Wes,

I'm trying to link up with anyone who served with me in Fulda, with the ARPS. I've tried to locate this ACWC site to do just that but couldn't find them in my initial web search. Can you help me?

I want to thank you for your service, and welcome you home brother!

I served in Nam as a medic/surgical tech, with 3rd MASH. 66 at Bein Hoa - 173rd base camp, and later at Me Tho, 9th I.D. base camp in the delta '67.
 
Wes Slimmer said:

LRRPS don't mingel much, but there are a few ARPS on the ACVVC site -- you can ask your questions on the guest post.

 

I went to one LRRP reunion. Tight knit group. Willing to share if you can find one.

 

 

Sorry Sarge, but the guys I met were all Vietnam guys - not to say that since you were at the 173rd base camp you may not have run into them at some time or other, supported the 173rd a lot. I couldn't tell you their names - oddly didn't talk much about NAM, in fact got most of the info about them from the Donut Dollies they knew and invited.

The only info was from one of the really short guys -- said he was the designated Tunnel Rat.

I know they went out for 3 - 5 days, somewhere, then back in to somewhere around Tan Son Nhut for 15 -- hence the Donut Dollies.

I saw base camp a total of about a month -- otherwise in the bush, where the 11th CAV lived.

 

 

So Midway,

It seems logical that the LRRPs would not wear a patch -- there are some photos of very bad -- home made 11th CAV LRRP patches on the web --  made in country, but I know that we, 67-68, were also not allowed to wear our patch -- in fact I don't know many combat people who were. Can't remember ever seeing a soldier of any unit in the field wearing a patch.

Oh, wait a minute, I do remember officers wearing them -- but then...

The reason given to me was that captured patches were worth money to the Cong and NVA... At least that is what I was told.

Plus the 11th ACR patch was not even authorized/issued by the Army untl I was in country for a while.

 

I forgot my old login and password. MidwayHazard59 is gone. The stories died with him. Lost to time now. 

A story the old man told me before he died: Patton Jr. asked to have LRRP Squadrons. Long Bihn said "no." He did it anyway. That's why the 11th Cav. got turned into a training outfit after 'Nam, as punishment for Patton Jr. doing it his way and not theirs. 11th Cav. LRRP's wore no insignia and if you were photographed you were out of the program. They hid in plain sight. Rhodesian SAS seconded to the Australian SAS did provide them some training in Jungle Warfare but it was primarily a "you bet your life" situation of volunteers. The Rangers were brought in because Command didn't like the autonomy the LRRP's had. It scared them. Almost all the original LRRP's quit when the Rangers were brought in because 6 men is TOO LARGE a team according to them. The real LRRP's were neigh outlaws, but they were the best at what they did. 

302 confirmed kills by the old man. The lion's share the result of an opportune arc-light strike he called in. I think there were more and I suspect he became part of Blue Light later but I'll never know. 

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