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  Update Membership | Ranger Rings | News Letter: First Quarter 2017
 


 

Reunion 2017 -  Buffalo, New York          

 

The 2017 Reunion dates are Thursday, September 21st with a checkout date on Sunday, September 24th. The rate is $109 per night plus tax ($13.75). For those that want an extended stay you can get the special rate 2 days prior or after our reunion.

The reunion will be at the Marriott Airport Fairfield Inn with free airport shuttle and a hot breakfast and free parking. The phone for booking is 1-716-633-2488. The address is 4271 Genesee Street, Cheektowaga, NY, 14225. More to follow next issue. Rod Congdon

Itinerary:

Airport Fairfield Inn Link

Wednesday, September 20:

Early Check in Hospitality Room opens from 4:00 PM to 11:00 PM On your own for the evening

Thursday, September 21:

Official start of our reunion Hospitality room open from 12:00 Noon until 11:30 PM Host & Hostess Pizza and Wings party- 6:00 PM in Hospitality Room

Friday, September 22:

Board Meeting- 9:00 AM Hospitality Room General Membership Meeting- 10:00 AM Hospitality Room Hospitality Room open from 12:00 Noon until 11:30 PM On your own for supper For those interested, Cook out at the Hospitality Room 5:30 PM until 7:00 PM, $5 per person Music in the Hospitality Room 8:00 PM- 11:00 PM by an all veteran local band

Saturday, September 23:

Memorial Service Rendezvous – Parking Lot- 9:00 AM Drive to Buffalo Naval and Servicemen’s Park 9:15 AM Memorial at Naval and Servicemen’s Park 10:00 AM Time allowed for tour of the Park and Canal Side if desired Return to hotel at 12:00 Noon Hospitality Room open 1:00 PM until 12:00 Midnight Banquet in Hospitality Room at 6:00 PM Auction in Hospitality Room at 8:00 PM (This pays for our reunion cost; please bring something to auction and your banker)

Sunday, September 24:

Check out and farewells

This Huey was in Nam. Couldn’t have been used by us on any of our missions; no bullet holes! This and other displays will be available to see at the Buffalo Naval and Servicemen’s Park where we will have out Memorial Service

Above the USS Boston submarine sail is on display at the park. Below is the USS Little Rock to be captained by Jacks!

NEW LRRP/RANGER CHALLENGE COINS ARE AVAILABLE

Our 50th year anniversary challenge coins arrived earlier than expected.  To place an order for these new coins, email Concessions Manager Dave (Chief) Moncada meganmoncada1@comcast.net or send your order through the mail.  Coins are $30.00 plus $5.00 shipping and handling each ($35), and will be mailed in a protective plastic cover.  Coins are $30.00 each at the reunion. Make checks payable to the G 75th Ranger Association and send to Dave Moncada, 4356 Virgusell Circle, Carmichael, CA 95608. 

Rangers Lead the Way!

 

U.S. Army Rangers Creed

Recognizing that I volunteered as a Ranger, fully knowing the hazards of my chosen profession, I will always endeavor to uphold the prestige, honor, and "esprit de corps" of the Ranger Regiment.

Acknowledging the fact that a Ranger is a more elite soldier who arrives at the cutting edge of battle by land, sea, or air, I accept the fact that as a Ranger my country expects me to move farther, faster and fight harder than any other soldier.

Never shall I fail my comrades. I will always keep myself mentally alert, physically strong and morally straight and I will shoulder more than my share of the task whatever it may be. One hundred percent and then some.

Gallantly will I show the world that I am a specially selected and well trained soldier. My courtesy to superior officers, my neatness of dress and care for equipment shall set the example for others to follow.

Energetically will I meet the enemies of my country. I shall defeat them on the field of battle for I am better trained and will fight with all my might. Surrender is not a Ranger word. I will never leave a fallen comrade to fall into the hands of the enemy and under no circumstances will I ever embarrass my country.

Readily will I display the intestinal fortitude required to fight on to the Ranger objective and complete the mission, though I be the lone survivor.

Rangers Lead The Way!
 

"Also I heard the voice of the Lord saying who shall I send, and who will go for us?

Then said I, here am I, send me."

Isaiah 6:8

 

 

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Richard "Red" Skelton's Pledge of Allegiance

 

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