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

Michael W. Daniels

November 20, 1946 - December 4, 2017


To All:


I am writing to let you know that Michael “Mike” Wiley/Daniels has passed away.  (He had a name change.)  He died on 12/04/17.  His obituary can be found  at:  

He was a member of the early 196th Light Infantry Brigade LRRP Detachment.  He was a good man and teammate.  I served with him on quite a few LRRP missions in Tay Ninh especially and then in Chu Lai – he was ATL on my last LRRP mission.  Mike kept a very low profile since his days in service.  I had tried to locate him for several years, but had no luck until I was contacted by Mike’s brother Scott.  Scott indicated that Mike did not want to be contacted by members of the unit.  While I believe that I would have eventually found him, I honored his and his brother’s wishes.  I do not have any notion of what caused his reticence to reunite with us, but after reading his obit, I suspect it might have had something to do with his illnesses.  

 I have several requests. First, if you are one who knew and served with Mike, please leave a remembrance on the visitation page connected to his obit, or alternatively, send his brother Scott an email with a remembrance at  Second, for all recipients of this email, Mike does not have a Memorial Stone at the Ranger Memorial at Fort Benning.  I am, as a result, soliciting contributions for a Stone for him.  Each Stone costs $295, but two Stones can be purchased for $500.  I would like to raise at least the full $500 to purchase the Stone for Mike and a credit for future similar needs.  So, please reach into your hearts and wallets and make a contribution for our former comrade.  Any amount would be helpful.  The contribution may be sent to me, with checks made out to the G Company Ranger Association.  Any overage will not be comingled with the Association’s general funds, but will be segregated to be used for future similar needs.  My mailing address is 3 Prospect Place, Kearny, NJ 07032. 



Thank you!


With respect,






The 2018 Reunion date are Thursday, September 6th with checkout date on Sunday, September 9th. The reunion will be at First Gold (Travel Lodge). The rates are:

State LRRP/Ranger Reunion for these prices

$98.00 per night/dbl occupancy plus tax

$80.00 per night/Single occupancy plus tax

Each room has Fridge, Microwave, Coffee K cup, Bottled Water

Request special needs at time of registration

Smoking rooms available must request at time of booking

4 Handicapped Rooms (request when booking)

Inform about Service Dog or Companion Dog ($25.00 fee for stay)

Please give name of occupants and a name badge and breakfast tickets will be available on arrival

Price of Rooms remains the same for extended stays of 2 days prior or after event.

Complementary shuttle service to and from airport with prior arrangements (when booking Hotel)

Free covered on-site parking

Trolley Rides from hotel to anywhere in Deadwood $1.00 each way

Camper or Motorhome parking area during stay in First Gold (Travel Lodge)

Address 270 Main Street, Deadwood South Dakota 57732

Telephone 1-605-717-7181

If you want to camp Days of 76 is across the street from hotel



Our 50th year anniversary challenge coins arrived earlier than expected.  To place an order for these new coins, email Concessions Manager Dave (Chief) Moncada 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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